9780811214933-0811214931-The Museum of Unconditional Surrender

The Museum of Unconditional Surrender

ISBN-13: 9780811214933
ISBN-10: 0811214931
Author: Ugresic, Dubravka
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: New Directions
Format: Paperback 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780811214933
ISBN-10: 0811214931
Author: Ugresic, Dubravka
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: New Directions
Format: Paperback 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ugresic, Dubravka wrote The Museum of Unconditional Surrender comprising 256 pages back in 2002. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0811214931 and 9780811214933. Since then The Museum of Unconditional Surrender textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Critically acclaimed experimental, literary fiction by the famous Croatian exile author.

The Museum of Unconditional Surrender―by the renowned Yugoslavian writer Dubravka Ugresic―begins in the Berlin Zoo, with the contents of Roland the Walrus's stomach displayed beside his pool (Roland died in August, 1961). These objects―a cigarette lighter, lollipop sticks, a beer-bottle opener, etc.―like the fictional pieces of the novel itself, are seemingly random at first, but eventually coalesce, meaningfully and poetically.

Written in a variety of literary forms, The Museum of Unconditional Surrender captures the shattered world of a life in exile. Some chapters re-create the daily journal of the narrator's lonely and alienated mother, who shops at the improvised flea-markets in town and longs for her children; another is a dream-like narrative in which a circle of women friends are visited by an angel. There are reflections and accounts of the Holocaust and the Yugoslav Civil War; portraits of European artists; a recipe for Caraway Soup; a moving story of a romantic encounter the narrator has in Lisbon; descriptions of family photographs; memories of the small town in which Ugresic was raised.

Addressing the themes of art and history, aging and loss, The Museum is a haunting and an extremely original novel. In the words of the Times Literary Supplement, "it is vivid in its denunciation of destructive forces and in its evocation of what is at stake."
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