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Title:
The silk, the shears, and Marina, or, About biography
Author:
Vrkljan, Irena, 1930-
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
O biografiji. English
Publication Information:
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
185 pages ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780810116030

9780810116047
Format :
Book

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Central Library PG1619.32.R53 Z4713 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Winner of the Ksaver Sandor Gjalski Prize

These are the first two volumes of the Croatian poet and novelist Irena Vrkljan's lyrical autobiography. Although each novel illuminates the other, they also stand alone as original and independent works of art. In The Silk, the Shears, Vrkljan traces the symbolic and moral significance of her life, and her vision of the fate of women in her mother's time and in her own. Marina continues the intense analysis of the poetic self, using the life of Marina Tsvetaeva to meditate on the processes behind biography.


Author Notes

Irena Vrkljan is a Croatian writer. She was born in Belgrade and is a graduate of Zagreb University and the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin. She writes in both Croatian and German. She is the winner of the Vladimir Nazor Award and Ksaver Sandor Gjalski Prize. In addition to novels, she has published numerous poetry collections, including Parallels ; The Room, This Frightful Garden ; and In My Sister's Skin .
 


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