Karaoke Culture by Dubravka Ugresic

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..."Karaoke Culture" is an essential investigation of our times. Ugresic's best moments come when she connects the personal to the universal...
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Finalist for the NBCC award for Criticism.

Whether it's commentary on jaded youth, the ways technology has made us soft in the head, or how wrestling a hotel minibar into a bathtub is the best way to stick it to The Man, Ugresic writes with unmatched honesty and panache.

 

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An acclaimed novelist and essayist, Dubravka Ugresic is An acclaimed novelist and essayist, Dubravka Ugresic is An acclaimed novelist and essayist, Dubravka Ugresic is a native of the former Yugoslavia who left her homeland in 1a native of the former Yugoslavia who left her homeland in 1a native of the former Yugoslavia who left her homeland in 1993 for political reasons. She now lives in Amsterdam. 993 for political reasons. She now lives in Amsterdam. 993 for political reasons. She now lives in Amsterdam. David Williams heads the four- and five-year-old division of the summer soccer camps sponsored by Fort Lewis College, in Durango, Colorado.Scott Graham is an author, journalist, father, and coach of young soccer players. Ellen Elias-Bursac teaches in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at Harvard University and is co-chairman of the Southeast European Study Group at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. Celia Hawkesworth is a freelance writer and translator. A regular visitor to Zagreb since 1955, she taught Serbian and Croatian language and literature at the University of London for many years.
 
Published October 23, 2011 by Open Letter. 324 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Carolyn Kellogg on Jan 01 2012

..."Karaoke Culture" is an essential investigation of our times. Ugresic's best moments come when she connects the personal to the universal...

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