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Basara, Svetislav 1953-

Overview
Works: 136 works in 666 publications in 11 languages and 2,548 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Fantasy fiction  Novels  Short stories  Personal correspondence  Gothic fiction  Satire  Satirical literature  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PG1419.12.A79, 891.82354
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The cyclist conspiracy by Svetislav Basara( Book )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brotherhood, a secret society that meets in dreams, seeks to intervene in pivotal events of the past, as their story is told through a series of historical documents
Chinese letter : [a novel] by Svetislav Basara( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordered by two mysterious men to "write a statement of about 100 pages," the narrator of "Chinese Letter--who's not sure of his name, but calls himself Fritz--faithfully records the bizarre occurrences of his daily life: his absurd conversations with his mother who is abducted by slave traders, his visits to his friend who works in the hospital's autopsy room, and his sister's tumultuous marriage to the butcher's son, to name a few. Widely respected in Serbia, the term "Basarian" has been coined to refer to Basara's unique writing style, reminiscent of the best of Samuel Beckett for its directness, existential pondering, and odd sense of humor
Der zerbrochene Spiegel by Svetislav Basara( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un roman de 1986 dans lequel l'auteur met en scène Anan, un "adolescent attardé de trente ans", en 1949, en Yougoslavie. Préférant à la réalité étroite de son pays les délires de son imagination, il se retrouvera bientôt dans un asile psychiatrique. Un "roman comico-ontologique" qui dénonce l'absurdité socialiste par les moyens de la folie et de la parodie. Accès difficile. [SDM]
The Mongolian travel guide by Svetislav Basara( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Servische man lijkt in Mongolië allerlei vreemde avonturen te beleven, maar is het fantasie of werkelijkheid?
Le pays maudit : roman by Svetislav Basara( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans un pays imaginaire qui ressemble fort à la Yougoslavie de Milosevic, un ambassadeur anglais pédéraste se fait violer dans un jardin public par la police secrète locale avant d'entrer dans les ordres. Une parabole romanesque et absurde par un jeune écrivain serbe auteur d'une oeuvre iconoclaste
Fata Morgana : a compendium of short fiction by Svetislav Basara( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Svetislav Basara's short fiction plays wild games with time and space while nonetheless keeping one foot grounded at all times in the real-life concerns of a young writer during the late communist and postcommunist eras in the former Yugoslavia. Dealing with civil war and other matters of life and death, Basara's stories remain stubbornly eccentric, retaining every quirk, kink, and convolution made famous in his celebrated English-language debut novel, Chinese Letter."--Page 4 of cover
Vzpon in padec Parkinsonove bolezni by Svetislav Basara( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil war within = (De bello civili) by Svetislav Basara( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perdu dans un supermarché : nouvelles by Svetislav Basara( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of the grail : the cyclist conspiracy, part two by Svetislav Basara( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Srce zemlje : studija o Ničeovom boravku na Kipru by Svetislav Basara( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un roman absurde et philosophico-picaresque dans lequel S. Basara imagine trois mois de la vie de Friedrich Nietzsche. Victime d'une cabale internationale ourdie par Wagner, Lou Salomé, Freud, Staline, Atatürk et autres Illuminati, il s'embarque en 1882 pour Chypre afin de leur échapper. Il y passe trois mois indescriptibles."--BAnQ
Mein Kampf : burleska by Svetislav Basara( Book )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Čitav svet je bolnica, ko to shvati na vreme ima šanse da ostane zdrav. Jedna bolnička soba, nekoliko nepokretnih bolesnika, jedan "sreski špijun", pisac i Aprcović, filozof i mislilac opšteg smera i mračne sudbine - čine dramatruški prostor romana Mein Kampf (Moja borba) Svetislava Basare. To je svakako prostor sumnje u egzistenciju ali i sfera neobičnog i originalnog iskustva volšebnika i prokaženih u kome Svetislav Basara ispisuje priču o bolničkim danima, uspomenama, gorkom iskustvu i likovima koje je bolest i skrajnutost povezala u neku vrstu nadstvarnosti. Reminiscencije pojedinca u društvenoj i istorijskoj shizofreniji, ideološkim eksperimetima i političkim dubiozama i eksperimentima ovdašnjim osnova su priče prepune inspirativne sumnje u Potemkinova sela ideologije i politike, ljudi, lica i naličja nacije koja pokušava da izmisli i domašta istovremeno svoju prošlost i budućnost
Na Gralovom tragu : "Fama o biciklistima" : drugi deo by Svetislav Basara( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dugovečnost : komendija del arte by Svetislav Basara( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Serbian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novel, an unusual allegory of Serbian nature common today, the main character, Nastasijevića, with his countryman, as migrant workers who work in the Frankfurt zoo. The main character is critical of Serbian ultra-nationalism ... hilarious hyperbole, fantastic family stories and historical episodes ..."--Cataloger's interpretation and summary of the cover
Looney tunes : manično--paranoična istorija srpske književnosti u periodu od 1979.-1990. godine by Svetislav Basara( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Croatian and Serbian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrićeva lestvica užasa : gotski roman by Svetislav Basara( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2021 in Serbian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hovedpersonen Kaloperović tager fra Beograd til Zagreb for at promovere sin nye bog. Undervejs besøger han sin gamle ven, og deres samtale rammer alle kanter af samfundet
Na ivici by Svetislav Basara( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Serbian and Croatian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anđeo atentata : tabloid by Svetislav Basara( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Serbian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trajnost je velika iluzija, eto prve stvari koju čovek sazna kada prestane da traje. Čim se izmigolji iz kaljuge vremena i prostora, pukne mu pred očima da je svet stvoren prethodnog trenutka i da će već sledećeg trenutka biti uništen, a da je sve što se zbiva između ta dva trenutka samo košmar iz koga se -- na ovaj ili onaj način -- moramo probuditi. Bravo, Principe! Ruka ti se pozlatila! Neka si ubio tiranina, Gavrilo, osvetniče pola miliona ubijenih životinja! To je samo deo ratnohuškačkih pokliča koji o godišnjicama sarajevskog obračuna odjekuju Srbijom i uzdižu se do nebesa. Možda će nakon čitanja tih dokumenata Principu doći iz dupeta u glavu da smo nas dvojica u stvari Dioskuri, lice i naličje iste tragedije, i da smo obojica uludo izgubili glave." Austrougarski nadvojvoda Franc Ferdinand, s one strane groba, diktira svom posmrtnom sekretaru Ferdinandu Berhtoldu svoje viđenje Sarajevskog atentata, njegovih uzroka i posledica. Sa nepresušnim humorom i ironijom, Basara kroz nemoguć dijalog dvojice protagonista ovog romana obesmišljava stereotipna istorijska tumačenja i nudi svoju, umetnički uverljivu istinu o presudnim događajima koji su doveli do Prvog svetskog rata. Ismevajući balkansku aljkavost i ratobornost koliko i germansku dekadenciju i oholost, on izlaže bespoštednoj poruzi podjednako velike i male narode u grotlu XX veka."--Back cover
Izgubljen u samoposluzi by Svetislav Basara( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in Serbian and Croatian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noveller fra hele forfatterskabet, der begyndte i 1980'erne. Hovedtemaet er det moderne menneskes fremmedgjorthed og fortabthed
Kratkodnevica by Svetislav Basara( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Serbian and Croatian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Chinese letter : [a novel]
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Chinese letter : [a novel]The Mongolian travel guideFata Morgana : a compendium of short fictionIn search of the grail : the cyclist conspiracy, part two
Alternative Names
Basara, S.

Svetislav Basara

Svetislav Basara écrivain serbe

Svetislav Basara escritor serbio

Svetislav Basara escritor serbiu

Svetislav Basara schrijver uit Servië

Svetislav Basara scríbhneoir Seirbiach

Svetislav Basara scrittore serbo

Svetislav Basara Serbian writer

Svetislav Basara Serbischer Schriftsteller

Svetislav Basara shkrimtar serb

Басара, Светислав

Басара Светислав 1953-....

Светислав Басара сръбски писател

בסארה, סווטיסלאב

سڤيتيسلاڤ باسارا

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