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Ruta Tannenbaum (Writings from an Unbound Europe)

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Set in the Croatian city of Zagreb, then a part of Yugoslavia, in the period between the world wars Ruta Tannenbaums central character is an ingenue inspired by the real-life figure Lea Deutsch, the now-forgotten Shirley Temple of Yugoslavia who was murdered in the Holocaust. Using their shared Jewish heritage as a starting point, Jergovic´ constructs a fictional family history populated by historical figures with the precocious Ruta at the center. Stephen Dickeys translation masterfully captures Jergovic´s colloquial yet deeply observed style, which animates the tangled and troubled history of persecution and war in Croatia.

About the Author

Miljenko Jergovic´ was born in Sarajevo in 1966. A poet and journalist, he writes for the daily Oslobodjenje newspaper. His books include a collection of stories, Sarajevo Marlboro, and the novels Buick Riviera and Mama Leone. 

Stephen M. Dickey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas and the translator, with Bogdan Rakic, of How to Quiet a Vampire by Borislav Pekic (Northwestern, 2005).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810127531
Author:
Jergovic, Miljenko
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Author:
Dickey, Stephen M.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Writings from an Unbound Europe
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Eastern Europe

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Set in the Croatian city of Zagreb, then a part of Yugoslavia, in the period between the world wars Ruta Tannenbaums central character is an ingenue inspired by the real-life figure Lea Deutsch, the now-forgotten Shirley Temple of Yugoslavia who was murdered in the Holocaust. Using their shared Jewish heritage as a starting point, Jergovic´ constructs a fictional family history populated by historical figures with the precocious Ruta at the center. Stephen Dickeys translation masterfully captures Jergovic´s colloquial yet deeply observed style, which animates the tangled and troubled history of persecution and war in Croatia.
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