The Walnut Mansion (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)

The Walnut Mansion (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)


An epic novel of twentieth-century Balkan existence, from the decline of the Ottoman Empire throughout the bloodshed of the Bosnian War

This grand novel encompasses the vast majority of Yugoslavia’s tumultuous 20th century, from the decline of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires via international wars, the increase and fall of communism, the breakup of the country, and the phobia of the shelling of Dubrovnik. Tackling common subject matters on a human scale, grasp storyteller Miljenko Jergovic lines one Yugoslavian family’s story as background irresistibly casts the fates of 5 generations.
 
what's it to stay a lifestyles whose conditions are pushed through historical past? Jergovic investigates the reviews of a compelling heroine, Regina Delavale, and her many family and pals. Telling Regina’s tale in opposite chronology, the writer proceeds from her ultimate days in 2002 to her start in 1905, encountering alongside the way in which such traumas as atrocities committed through Nazi Ustashe Croats and the demise of Tito. Lyrically written and unhesitatingly instructed, The Walnut Mansion might be learn as an allegory of the tragedy of Yugoslavia’s tormented 20th century.

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