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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As though our life is a gramophone record turning at the wrong speed; too fast. Pa i izvjesnoj manipulaciji bez koje nema pripovijedanja.

A Nabokov jeste moj omiljeni pisac.

Death in the Museum of Modern Art

To je vrhunac memoarske literature. Books by Alma Lazarevska.

Grant Ritchie marked it as to-read Jul 17, There was certain Japanese minimalism in her performance that I liked very much.

I love the short story. I try to explain writing the way one would explain if certain metal or wire is a good conductor for electricity.

As a foreign reader, I wanted a more detailed back story. Overall, this was another nice random choice, taken to tick the Bosnian aut Death in the Museum of Modern Art is a series of short stories set in Sarajevo during the Siege from after Bosnia declared independence from Yugoslavia.


I love reading diaries and letters. Nothing can redeem them, not even a mention of Sarajevo. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

How closely do you collaborate with the translators of your texts? Sit down and write. I respect any attentive reading. When and how did you start writing? Sarajevo siege life, winter of That is literature at its finest.

In the besieged Sarajevo, I cannot really explain why, I was haunted by something that happened in There will be light bulbs again and no one will be obliged to light cigarettes from candles. Julia Fiedorczuk’s Materialization of Oxygen: Who was that anonymous someone? But, honestly, I cannot understand that he killed butterflies.

I will try to give those shape in my fiction. Everything had been said there. In your fiction, the line between the author and the narrator is often blurry.

On the contrary, I emphasized at all times that it was game playing. Sometimes that can be a little difficult to follow but mostly I enjoyed it. He wrote a play that was performed here. It is interesting that he did not meet with a single writer. Knjiga Smrt u Muzeju moderne umjetnosti koja je u tim danima nastala, ne imenuje Sarajevo. Poslije toga nastupa svakodnevnica.

Alma Lazarevska

To return to butterflies, I photograph them and almost have some sort of mystical experiences with them. I try to understand, but I cannot. I did not assume the position of an omniscient writer. I no longer have interest in film as a medium.


Kako Vi vidite trenutnu situaciju u Bosni i Hercegovini? And I would not mind if someone told me that theirs were the only films I could watch. It is only when a city becomes a besieged city that you acquire a burning wish to reach its edges. But not out of lies. As a result, the narrative is a little unclear and mysterious and has hints of magical realism too.

Death in the Museum of Modern Art by Alma Lazarevska

Spaces Measured Almz Words: But, I wave my hand. I often sense in a particular detail the key of a story. Mislim da je to negdje a povodom Cvetajeve i Ahmatove zapisao Brodski. Steel screens shield an intersection from snipers.

And when you write with that in mind, you are no longer in the realm of literature, but commerce. And that it makes no difference.

Spaces Measured With Words: An Interview With Alma Lazarevska | The Mantle

Ethnicity is most often the basis for group cohesion, but behind it there are self-serving interests. Ovo je zagonetka i za mene samu.

Intervju smo vodile putem emaila tokom juna i jula ove godine. I pay no heed to politicians in that regard. Bio je veoma u fokusu. Lilu marked it as to-read Feb 11,