A tender and revealing set of stories by the uniquely delicate Bosnian writer, Alma Lazarevska. Avoiding the easy traps of politics and blame, she reveals a world. I just finished my first Istros book – Death in the Museum of Modern Art () by Bosnian writer Alma Lazarevska (information about her is. “Often regarded as one of the pioneers of women’s war writing in Bosnia- Herzegovina, Lazarevska represents an alternative to the heroic war discourse.

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Ethnicity is most often the basis for group cohesion, but behind it there are self-serving interests. Ne broji mrvice na stolu.

I love being xlma by a detail, carrying it within me as some kind of positive contagion. If you bit into them, they would take over your blood supply. Veoma volim njegovu knjigu Speak, Memory. Mislim da je to negdje a povodom Cvetajeve i Ahmatove zapisao Brodski. I will try to give those shape in my fiction. There ought to be.

There are some wonderful short stories that were written by men and told by female first-person narrators. I became obsessed with a question: That is, an intensive reader carries within herself a need, even if latent, to write. Then you are drawn by a strong desire to step over the ring imposed on you by force. As though our life is a gramophone record turning at the wrong speed; too fast.


Disasters bring people together in the short term. I like when my books reach someone and I know nothing lazarevskx it. Those lazareevska love talking about the siege of Sarajevo always point out that, due to a lack of heating materials, Sarajevans used up books. Where does our journey end? And I do not ala when someone forces books on me.

Translation is a joint effort to transfer a book from one lazarevwka to another. It just occurred to me that diminutives are not common in English.

Death in the Museum of Modern Art by Alma Lazarevska

He was photographed with politicians, actors, film directors. I notice that letters almaa written today after two individuals say: Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.

I am saying this as a writer and as a reader. Follow on Facebook and Twitter.

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I consider The Death of Ivan Ilych one of the best stories that have something to tell me about death. Then, he or she publishes a big novel. That question also guides my own reading interests. I think that is the best path for a book. Can literature have a role in the recovery of post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina? After that, there is a return to everyday reality.


I have always loved photography. Ja to nisam uradila s nekom jasnom namjerom, to nije dio nekog plana. Danas su moja mjera za roman Baricco i Coetzee. So very poorly told. The role of literature is to be literature. In the meantime I wrote essays and the columns intensively.

I would also like to add, there are women writers who, one could say, write as if they think that they are being observed by a man. It’s not really about the siege itself but more its effects on people psychologically. You can make literature out of it. On the contrary, I always come across comments about self-irony.