Lyrik

Antun Branko Šimić: Gedichte

„ ... Sein Weinberg reifte früh heran, und die überreifen Trauben
gaben einen schweren, starken, tödlichen Wein, von dem man nicht viel, aber oft und lange trinken kann.
Er kultivierte seine Sprache, studierte und vervollkommnete sie. Er war wie die alten Meister, die ihre Farben nach verschiedenen Rezepturen eigenhändig herstellten und die Leinwände selbst
grundierten. Auf alle Fehler achtete er, ärgerte sich über Kleinigkeiten, falsch gesetzte Kommas und Druckfehler konnten ihn zur Weißglut bringen...
Sein überreiches geistiges Leben wurde, neben anderen Faktoren, zur Ursache für seinen physischen Tod. Er stand ganz in Flammen, und nur die Erde konnte dieses Feuer löschen.“

(Ivan Goran Kovačić über A. B. Šimić in dem Text Pjesnik tijela i siromaha, 1940)

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Lost in Castration

Tomislav Kuzmanović

But what happens when we try our hand at translating a thing such as penis; when we attempt to erect it in a sociocultural context different from its original context? Some expressions contain the word kurac (penis), but they cannot be translated into English without the word being lost. Even when they get translated into English and the word is kept, the whole spectrum of the meanings of the phrase containing it is lost. What gets lost here is crucial for understanding the text at its full and it will be the topic of the ensuing discussion.

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Hotel Zagorje

The girl is nine years old when she is sent to the seaside in the summer of 1991 – but the holiday turns into a timely escape, because war breaks out in her hometown of Vukovar while she’s away. And her father has disappeared without trace...
The voice of the young narrator is deft and engaging as she unfolds the story of the life that follows in a refugee camp where She will spend the next six years together with her mother and brother.
Ivana Bodrožić's first novel Hotel Zagorje was published in 2010 receiving high praise from both critics and audiences. In 2012 it was translated into German and published by Hanser Verlag, which has bought the rights to the novel and its international promotion. This year it will also be published in France. As a co-scriptwriter Ivana Simić Bodrožić is currently working on the film adaptation of the novel with the renowned Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić.

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Quorum Generation Prose

article by Krešimir Bagić
RELATIONS

"To the writers of the Quorum generation the most inspirational world literature writers are the short story authors Daniil Kharms, Dino Buzzati, Jorge Luis Borges and Raymond Carver, the autoreferential prose of Umberto Eco and Italo Calvino, and ‘hipster’ and erotic literature ranging from authors such as the Marquis de Sade to Charles Bukowski, Henry Miller and William Burroughs.It is generally possible to point out three prose models used by the writers gathered around the Quorum library and magazine: minimalist prose, conceptual prose and urban landscape prose."

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Adios, Cowboy

Novel "Adios, Cowboy" by Olja Savičević Ivančević follows Dada who returns to her home town, in a suburb, in Mediterranean Dalmatia, where her brother Danijel committed suicide four years ago because of anti-gay bullying...

"… a wild ride through the dusty streets of a coastal city in Dalmatia; clouds of memories are stirred up and verbal hot lead fills the air. The dust settles to reveal a subtle and cleverly crafted family story, which revolves around a pervasive past waiting to be addressed."
Wortlandschaften

Look inside sample translation of the novel translated by Tatjana Jambrišak.

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That Which is Expounded as Unfathomable

Interview: Branko Čegec

"Quorum in its first phase, that is, in the first five years while I was editing it together with my editorial board, must in some way be understood as a generational magazine, for it is a fact that it was dominated by an upcoming generation. When I, as you put it, declined the possibility that Quorum might be a generational project, I primarily had in mind a comparison with the existing tradition of generational magazines in Croatia, such as Krugovi, Razlog or the first issues of Pitanja."

Interviewer: Tvrtko Vuković
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proza

Ivan Zrinušić: Devet crtica

Ivan Zrinušić (Osijek, 1981.) višestruki je finalist različitih natječaja za poeziju i prozu, uključujući i dva prethodna finala Nagrade Sedmice & Kritične mase. Za nezavisnu izdavačku kuću Slušaj najglasnije! / Bratstvo duša objavio je 'Netko nešto ništa' (2010.), 'Bilirubin' (2011.), 'Vidiš kako je lijepo' (2012.), 'Tri mrava' (2013.), 'Najbolje je da se ne javljaš' (2014.), a iz rukopisa u pripremi donosimo devet crtica.

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Muanis Sinanović: U tijelo okolo sebe

Muanis Sinanović (1989., Novo Mesto) objavio je Štafetu okoli mestne smreke (2011.), za koju je nagrađen od Društva slovenskih pisaca i Pesmi (2014.) Piše kritike književnih, filozofskih i teorijskih djela, te eseje i društvene komentare za Radio Študent te je dio uredničke ekipe književnog časopisa IDIOT. Studira opću lingvistiku i filozofiju u Ljubljani.

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Ivana Rogar: Golubovi su odletjeli

Ivana Rogar (Zagreb, 1978.) diplomirala je komparativnu književnost i anglistiku na Filozofskom fakultetu u Zagrebu gdje je potom upisala poslijediplomski studij književnosti. Suradnica je Leksikografskog zavoda Miroslav Krleža i urednica u nakladničkoj kući Durieux te književnim časopisima Libra Libera i Quorum. S engleskog je prevela nekoliko romana i publicističkih djela, između ostalog ''Nasljeđe gubitka'' Kiran Desai. Prvu zbirku, ''Tamno ogledalo'', iz koje donosimo priču, objavila je 2014. u nakladi Durieuxa. Drugu zbirku, ''Tumačenje snova'', objavila je 2016. u istoj nakladničkoj kući.

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Vladimir Tabašević: Zovem se Mirsad i teško je

Vladimir Tabašević (1986., Mostar) studirao je filozofiju u Beogradu, a objavio je zbirke poezije Koagulum (2010.), Tragus (2011.), Kundak (2012.), Hrvatski kundak (2014.) Roman ''Tiho teče Misisipi'' našao se u užem izboru za Ninovu nagradu. Osnivač je i jedan od urednika internet časopisa Prezupč te je dobitnik regionalne nagrade za priču Rat, u okviru Biber festivala, i nagrade Mirko Kovač za najbolju knjigu mladog autora. Donosimo nove priče koje će se naći u jednoj od budućih izdanja.

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Natalija Miletić: Iz zbirke kratkih priča 'Nisam'

Zavirili smo u nedavno objavljenu zbirku priča 'Nisam' (Algoritam), već dobro nam znane autorice Natalije Miletić (Sisak, 1977.)

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Ante Nenadić: Kanon budućnosti ili budućnost kanona

Donosimo esej Ante Nenadića (1995., Split), studenta antropologije i komparativne književnosti na Filozofskom fakultetu u Zagrebu. Nenadić je sudjelovao na mnogobrojnim javnim čitanjima kao dio književnog kolektiva '90+' te na tribini za mlade pjesnike 'Poezija u kavezu'.

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Hugh Laurie: 'Vrlo komplicirana trgovina' (1. poglavlje romana)

Hugh Laurie - za mnoge jednostavno doktor House - svjetsku slavu stekao je ulogom dr. Gregoryja Housea u medicinskoj drami "Dr. House", a iskazao se i kao glazbenik.
U kontekstu Laurieve fascinantne multitalentiranosti njegov književni talent ostao je u medijskoj sjeni, premda je Laurie kao pisac izvanredno talentiran i slojevit humorist.
Tko god voli dr. Housea, voljet će, uvjereni smo, i ovu knjigu koja je napisana prije serije. Junak neobičnog trilera "Vrlo komplicirana trgovina" po duhu i tipu humora zapravo je vrlo blizak Houseu, premda je daleko od titule doktora.
Roman je objavio Profil, u prijevodu Ivane Amerl. Testirajte prvo poglavlje prije nego potražite knjigu... Uživajte!

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