Holograms of Fear by Slavenka Drakulic

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As a woman lies in an American hospital room, she recalls her brutal childhood in Yugoslavia, retracing the psychological journey that brought her to her present condition and reflecting on the possibility of a new life.

About Slavenka Drakulic

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Slavenka Drakulic's work has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, the New York Times, Time, and The New York Review of Books among many other publications and is widely translated throughout the world. Her books include the novel Holograms of Fear and her most recent collection of essays, The Balkan Express. She lives in Zagreb.
Published January 23, 1992 by Trafalgar Square. 192 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As the book begins, this call has come, and what follows is a nearly moment-by-moment account of the sensation of dread, physical discomfort, mental dissociation, and spiritual need that the malfunctioning body imposes on a person: ``I must weave circles around myself and maybe that way I can enc...

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In her first novel to be translated into English, a Croatian journalist and frequent contributor to the Nation offers a deceptively simple plot: a women suffering from a life-threatening kidney disease is cured when she receives an organ transplant.

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London Review of Books

Gloria Steinem’s own recently-published Revolution From Within, for example, was, as most reviewers pointed out, a boring and silly ragbag of personal revelation, friends-of-friends-type anecdote and casual bedtime reading in the literature of self-help – 12-point programmes somehow taken to prov...

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