Balkan Blues by Joanna Labon
Writing Out of Yugoslavia (Writings from an Unbound Europe)

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This collection first appeared as a special issue of Storm, the British literary journal of new eastern European writing. Joanna Labon has selected excellent, timely essays, stories, drama, and prose by exiled or silenced members of the Yugoslav intelligentsia.

Contributors: Dubravka Ugrešic, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Dragan Velikic, Danilo Kiš, Drago Jancar, Mirko Kovac, Goran Stefanovski, Dzevad Karahasan, and Slobodan Blagojevic.
 

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Joanna Labon was born in 1962 and graduated from Manchester University.  She worked as a bookseller and as an editor at Faber and Faber before fouding Storm in 1990.  She was the publisher Jonathan Cape's foreign literature advisor from 1991 to 1993 and for the past several years has been the Institute of Contemporary Arts' main consultant on eastern Europe.  She lives in London. 
 
Published October 25, 1995 by Northwestern University Press. 268 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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``For some fifty years, the Yugoslav peoples had pranced and capered, twirled and tripped in their brightly coloured national costumes,'' she writes, adding ``Probably in order that it should not occur to those same nations to seek anything other than folklore, their own state or geographical ide...

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