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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It is the acme of the memoir literature. We spoke via e-mail in June and July of this year. Besides, I wrote several short stories in which the first-person narrator was a man. Besides having survived the siege of Sarajevo—unlike almost 11, of my fellow citizens—I became a prose writer. Evo nabrajam nasumice i lazzrevska reda. Trivia About Death in the Muse A tender and revealing set of stories by the uniquely delicate Bosnian writer, Alma Lazarevska. One of my favorite lines that someone wrote about my book is: Uvijek ponovo budem fascinirana ulogom jezika.

I would not talk about literary influences. Want to Read saving…. Perhaps this is not a mere technicality. I spent every single day and night of the siege in Sarajevo. Move over it, grow up, get a life — this is the precious message we receive. Evo mi naumpade kako engleski jezik nema deminutiva.


U saradnji ne smije biti arogancije ni alms jedne ni sa druge strane. In your fiction, the line between the author and the narrator is often blurry. Hence, the short story is my favorite.

Alma Lazarevska

You had to be linguistically and otherwise resourceful and imaginative to say some things so that the editor does not reject your text. Summerwindian marked it as to-read Oct 14, I did not assume the position of an omniscient writer. My relationship with my camera completely amateurish! Even diaries are written in the same fashion. To lie is to write deliberately in order to be liked, to sell books Interesantno je kako sam dolazila do nekih podataka, nekih ilustracija, slika. almq

Ian rated it really liked it Apr 29, I love the beautiful minimalism and zaum of that story. Yes, what you have here is the syndrome of jubilee.

Death in the Museum of Modern Art by Alma Lazarevska

Knjiga Smrt u Muzeju moderne umjetnosti je bila predstavljena i kao performans. When I reread some of my old columns today I realize that, with a few interventions, they could be turned into short stories. It is interesting lazareska he did not meet with a single writer. In a biographical note for my English-language publisher I pointed out that I was born on aalma 9th of March, the same day as Bobby Fischer.


As a reader and as a writer. I do not believe in writing that results from a rational decision to write on a particular topic. Recently, actors commented more on the assassination in Sarajevo and the WWI centenary than historians.

I think that is the best path for a book. I will try to give those shape in my fiction. Knjige su dio mog kosmosa. The flight of a bird could be a coded message. Steel screens lazzarevska an intersection from snipers. Gretel rated it did not like it May 24, Ja sam potpuno odustala od javnosti.

After that I abstained from fiction until the time when I would share with my city perhaps the most difficult days of its history. I have always loved photography. I lazxrevska it even more having discovered the importance of a record in the writing process. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Then, he or she publishes a big novel. Eric marked it as to-read Apr 07, If a writer really wishes to criticize, then there are simpler ways.