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."
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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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Jana Kujundžić: Mi, one od nekada

NAGRADA "SEDMICA & KRITIČNA MASA" - ŠIRI IZBOR

Jana Kujundžić (1990.) diplomirala je sociologiju na Hrvatskim studijima u Zagrebu i masterirala rodne studije (Gender studies,) na Central European Universityju u Budimpešti. Osim kratkih priča piše i feminističke kritike događanja u Hrvatskoj i u svijetu kao i kritike filmova i serija za portale Libela i Voxfeminae.

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Paula Ćaćić: Franzenova 'Sloboda'

NAGRADA "SEDMICA & KRITIČNA MASA" - ŠIRI IZBOR

S dvije kratke priče u širi izbor ušla je i Paula Ćaćić (1994., Vinkovci), studentica indologije i južnoslavenskih jezika i književnosti na Filozofskom fakultetu u Zagrebu. Uz nagrađivane kratke priče i poeziju, Ćaćić piše i novinske tekstove za web portal VOXfeminae.

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Sven Popović: Ljubav među žoharima (Iz rukopisa)

NAGRADA "SEDMICA & KRITIČNA MASA" - ŠIRI IZBOR

S prva tri ulomka romana u rukopisu Svena Popovića, započinjemo objavljivanje šireg izbora nagrade ''Sedmica&Kritična masa 2017''.
Popović (1989., Zagreb) je diplomirao komparativnu književnost i engleski jezik i književnost te amerikanistiku na zagrebačkom Filozofskom fakultetu. Književni prvijenac „Nebo u kaljuži“ (Meandarmedia) objavljuje 2015. Jedan je od osnivača „TKO ČITA?“, programa namjenjenog mladim autorima. Priče su mu uvrštene u „Best European Fiction 2017“ (Dalkey Archive Press). Živi i ne radi u Zagrebu.

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Maja Jurica: Miris biskvita

NAGRADA "SEDMICA & KRITIČNA MASA" - ŠIRI IZBOR

Maja Jurica (1990., Split) studentica je hrvatskoga jezika i književnosti na Filozofskom fakultetu u Zadru.

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Anita Vein Dević: Ulomak iz romana 'Ukradeno djetinjstvo'

NAGRADA "SEDMICA & KRITIČNA MASA" - ŠIRI IZBOR

Anita Vein Dević (1987., Karlovac) magistrirala je na Fakultetu za menadžment u turizmu i ugostiteljstvu. Piše poeziju, kratke priče, i nastavak romana „Ukradeno djetinjstvo“.

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Martin Majcenović: Medvjeđa usluga

NAGRADA "SEDMICA & KRITIČNA MASA" - ŠIRI IZBOR

Martin Majcenović (1990.) diplomirao je kroatistiku i lingvistiku na Filozofskom fakultetu u Zagrebu. Kratka proza objavljivana mu je između ostalog i u Zarezu, Autsajderskim fragmentima, Booksi... Sudjelovao je u užim izborima na natječajima za kratku priču Broda kulture (2013. i 2016.) i FEKP-a (2014.) Član je Književne grupe 90+, a piše za portal Ziher.hr.

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Marija Solarević: Itinerar

NAGRADA "SEDMICA & KRITIČNA MASA" - ŠIRI IZBOR

Marija Solarević (1987., Zagreb) diplomirala je pedagogiju i etnologiju s kulturnom antropologijom na Filozofskom fakultetu u Zagrebu, osvajila je MetaFora nagradu u organizaciji Knjižnice Vladimira Nazora, u Centru za kreativno pisanje pohađa radionice i stvara kolumnu o književnosti i pop-kulturi. Trenutno piše zbirku kratkih priča "Noćne ptice".

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