The Walnut Mansion

Author: Miljenko Jergovic
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300184816
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This grand novel encompasses nearly all of Yugoslavia’s tumultuous twentieth century, from the decline of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires through two world wars, the rise and fall of communism, the breakup of the nation, and the terror of the shelling of Dubrovnik. Tackling universal themes on a human scale, master storyteller Miljenko Jergovic traces one Yugoslavian family’s tale as history irresistibly casts the fates of five generations. What is it to live a life whose circumstances are driven by history? Jergovic investigates the experiences of a compelling heroine, Regina Delavale, and her many family members and neighbors. Telling Regina’s story in reverse chronology, the author proceeds from her final days in 2002 to her birth in 1905, encountering along the way such traumas as atrocities committed by Nazi Ustashe Croats and the death of Tito. Lyrically written and unhesitatingly told, The Walnut Mansion may be read as an allegory of the tragedy of Yugoslavia’s tormented twentieth century.

Rocking Horse Road

Author: Carl Nixon
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
ISBN: 9781459672390
Size: 49.85 MB
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"The body of a teenage girl is found on the beach in the days leading up to Christmas, 1980. It's an event that makes a huge impact on all those who live along Rocking Horse Road, which runs through the Spit, a long 'finger of bone-dry sand' between the ocean and the estuary. It's an event that for one hot summer brings together a group of fifteen-year-old boys and then keeps them linked for the rest of their lives"--Publisher's description.

Ars Electronica 2006

Author: Gerfried Stocker
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
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The Ars Electronica 2006 catalog brings together the theoretical reflections of participating artists and elaborations on projects presented at the Ars Electronica Festival 2006, thus providing a dynamic overview of the entire range of facets and levels of significance of the festival theme Simplicity - the art of complexity. Simplicity is not the opposite of complexity - it is its complementary key.