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Cox, John K. 1964-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 103 publications in 2 languages and 6,761 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, wpr
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Most widely held works by John K Cox
The history of Serbia by John K Cox( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Serbia's history from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, discussing such aspects as the Ottoman Empire, the creation of Yugoslavia, the World Wars, Tito, and Slobodan Milo<U+0306>sevi<U+0107>. Also includes a time line, bibliography, and guide to notable Serbian figures
Martin Kačur : the biography of an idealist by Ivan Cankar( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman Martin Kačur je izšel leta 1906 pri založbi Slovenska matica. "Tik pred izidom je Cankar o njem napisal: Roman, ki sem ga naslovil po junaku ("Martin Kačur"), opisuje boj idealista z vsakdanjim, nizkim življenjem in njegov končni propad." (Ivan Cankar Franu Levcu 8. 12. 1905.) "Baš zdaj završujem roman za "Matico". Stvar bo krepkejša od vseh mojih drugih povesti. Narisal sem brez usmiljenja boj idealista z nizkim življenjem; in kakor se spodobi, je idealist klavrno propadel -!" (Ivan Cankar Franu Zbašniku 8. 12. 1905.)
A Tale of Two Worlds by Vjenceslav Novak( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel, written by the esteemed novelist in 1901, a provincial composer and organist from Croatia struggles to find his way along the perilous frontier between the worlds of artistic vocation and humdrum family life. The local kapellmeister---a Czech, in good Habsburg tradition, and a confidant of Gaj and Palacky, influential politicians of the time---recognizes young Amadej Zlatanic as a prodigy and persuades the stingy mayor and stubborn parish priest to pack the teenager off to the conservatory in Prague. After several years of sordid student purgatory, Amadej returns to Croatia---ready for love and ready to make great art
Slovenia : evolving loyalties by John K Cox( )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This scholarly work provides a concise introduction to contemporary Slovenia, offering an overview of Slovenia's historical background and intellectual history, and detailed analyses of the major political, economic and cultural developments since 1991. Portraying Slovenia as a distinctive state that paradoxically resists cultural homogenization, while moving beyond the national and towards Europe, John Cox examines this unique Eastern European nation as an extremely successful example of postcommunist transition." "This up-to-date text will be of particular interest to students of East Central Europe, modern European history and postcommunist democratization."--Jacket
William T. Vollmann : a critical companion by Georg Bauer( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first collection of essays on the works of William T. Vollmann. It offers a comprehensive overview of his writings through scholarly essays and nonscholarly reflections that assess his oeuvre in terms of four conceptual categories: social, historical, political, and methodological. Taken together, these pieces place Vollmann among his peers in contemporary North American literature and open up new avenues for readers to negotiate the many challenges and rewards his texts present
Slovenia by John K Cox( )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Slovenia's transition from a collection of provinces in the southern part of the Habsburg Empire, to a republic within Yugoslavia, to an independent state. Analyses political and economic developments since 1991
The lute and the scars by Danilo Kiš( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written between 1980 and 1986, the stories in The Lute and the Scars were transcribed from the manuscripts left by Danilo Kis following his death in 1989. Many are autobiographical. Others resurrect protagonists belonging to Kis's fellow Central European novelists
Psalm 44 by Danilo Kiš( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A last major work by the influential Serbian writer to be translated into English demonstrates his use of lyrical and unguarded language and is inspired by the stories of real inmates and warders at Auschwitz, including Dr. Mengele, whose experiences shaped the themes and patterns of Kis' subsequent writings
The attic by Danilo Kiš( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Belgrade "The Attic" explores the relationship of a young man, known only as Orpheus, to the art of writing: it also tracks his relationship with a colorful cast of characters. This is an account of one young man's quest to find a way to balance his life, his loves, and his art
Coca-cola socialism : Americanization of Yugoslav culture in the sixties by Radina Vučetić( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the Americanization of Yugoslav culture and everyday life during the nineteen-sixties. After falling out with the Eastern bloc, Tito turned to the United States for support and inspiration. In the political sphere the distance between the two countries was carefully maintained, yet in the realms of culture and consumption the Yugoslav regime was definitely much more receptive to the American model. For Titoist Yugoslavia this tactic turned out to be beneficial, stabilising the regime internally and providing an image of openness in foreign policy.0Coca-Cola Socialism addresses the link between cultural diplomacy, culture, consumer society and politics. Its main argument is that both culture and everyday life modelled on the American way were a major source of legitimacy for the Yugoslav Communist Party, and a powerful weapon for both USA and Yugoslavia in the Cold War battle for hearts and minds. Radina VuCetic explores how the Party used American culture in order to promote its own values and what life in this socialist and capitalist hybrid system looked like for ordinary people who lived in a country with communist ideology in a capitalist wrapping. Her book offers a careful reevaluation of the limits of appropriating the American dream and questions both an uncritical celebration of Yugoslavia?s openness and an exaggerated depiction of its authoritarianism
Night and fog : the collected dramas and screenplays of Danilo Kiš by Danilo Kiš( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of translations represents the entire dramatic and cinematic ouevre of the Yugoslav writer Danilo Kis (1935, Subotica, Yugoslavia - 1989, Paris). Coming from a multicultural background, Kis was a living antipode to the emerging nationalisms of the late 20th century. The seven dramas and screenplays are accompanied by a historical introduction by the translator. Written in mid-career, the themes of these seven works vary widely. Two address classical themes, one is a dramatization Kis's own A Tomb for Boris Davidovich, and the others, explore the Holocaust and first decades of socialism in Tito's Yugoslavia and Hungary. What they have in common is Kis's ear for precise language, narrative experimentation, and his eye for the personal devastation of individuals in communist and fascist systems. Many consider A Wooden Trunk for Thomas Wolfe to be his finest play; it is the chronicle of the intense relationship of two men, one broken by Hitler's death camps and the other by Stalinism, as they wrestle with their own infirmities and need for remembrance. Night and Fog originates in the same milieu - the multicultural region between Belgrade and Szeged - as Kis's other autobiographical writings; a young narrator tracks his childhood teachers and their sparring over contested memories transitions slowly from nostalgia to bitter awareness. The Mechanical Lions is a must for anyone familiar with Kis's take on the Soviet purges of the 1930s; it is written with vintage Kis wryness, spareness, and emotional force. It bounces around through time and place to tell the story of the Soviet purges in the 1930s, and honor and historical truth join Old Bolsheviks and international activists on the NKVD's hit list
Teaching about conflict and crisis in the former Yugoslavia : the case of Bosnia-Hercegovina by John K Cox( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This digest provides facts and explanations about: (1) the peoples and places of the former Yugoslavia, including Bosnia- Hercegovina; (2) the collapse of Yugoslavia and the crisis in Bosnia-Hercegovina or "Bosnia"; and (3) the causes, conditions, and consequences of the Bosnian war. The history of Yugoslavia from 1918 to 1990 is discussed as well as allegiances of the various ethnic groups under the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires. The experiences of World War II are discussed from the Nazi satellite state run by local fascists in Croatia, to the Partisans of Tito in Yugoslavia. The collapse of communism and the political disintegration that began after Tito's death are described. Conditions and consequences of the Bosnian war include a terrible level of violence against civilians of all sides, refugees living in camps or who have fled to other countries, and a general destruction of cultural treasures. The brutality of the war is attributed to historic animosities and cultural divisions between contending groups especially those resulting from the viciousness of World War II and the history of struggle between Christians and Muslims in the Balkan with its literature and folklore on holy wars. Finally sources of information and materials for teachers are listed. These include a list of organizations that provide information and materials for teaching and learning about the peoples and countries of central and eastern Europe. Contains ERIC resources and a list of 8 references. (DK)
Mansarda by Danilo Kiš( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palača sanj by Ismail Kadaré( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Slovenian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This could have been a simple story by Ajla Terzić( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the context of pop culture, popular lyrics, sexual identities, transition in the Balkans, modern technologies, cynicism and irony, This Could Have Been a Simple Story sheds light on the problems of a very specific generation. The protagonist is old enough to remember the war, exile, and poverty, but also young enough to get information about socialism from others while enjoying her sophisticated gadgets and fusion food. She is part of a generation that is trying to make a life for themselves somewhere in between, at a mystic crossing where the roasted piglet and iPhone meet. The unlucky ones who cannot do that are trying to find an answer to the old question should I stay or should I go.-Leda Sutlović."--Page 4 of cover
"The role of my boots in the Anlogan Revolution" by Mate Dolenc( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William T A Critical Companion by Georg Bauer( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first collection of essays on the works of William T. Vollmann. It offers a comprehensive overview of his writings through scholarly essays and nonscholarly reflections that assess his oeuvre in terms of four conceptual categories: social, historical, political, and methodological. Taken together, these pieces place Vollmann among his peers in contemporary North American literature and open up new avenues for readers to negotiate the many challenges and rewards his texts present
Irena Avsenik Nabergoj. Mirror of reality and dreams: stories and confessions by Ivan Cankar ... by John K Cox( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Sharpe. Slavoj Žižek: A little piece of the real. Burlington: Ashgate, 2004 ... by John K Cox( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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