Lend Me Your Character (Paperback)

Lend Me Your Character By Dubravka Ugresic, Celia Hawkesworth (Translator), Michael Henry Heim (Translator) Cover Image
By Dubravka Ugresic, Celia Hawkesworth (Translator), Michael Henry Heim (Translator)
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From the story of Steffie Cvek to "The Kharms Case," the pieces in Dubravka Ugresic's collection Lend Me Your Character are always smart and endlessly entertaining. The former story paints a picture of a harassed and vulnerable typist whose life is shaped entirely by cliches. She searches endlessly for an elusive romantic love in a narrative punctuated by threadbare advice from women's magazines and constructed like a sewing pattern. The latter story is one of Ugresic's funniest and is about the strained relationship between a persistent translator and an unresponsive publisher. The stories collected in Lend Me Your Character the novella "Steffie Cvek in the Jaws of Life" and a collection of short stories entitled "Life Is a Fairy Tale" solidify Ugresic's reputation as one of Eastern Europe's most playful and inventive writers.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781564783752
ISBN-10: 1564783758
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: June 29th, 2005
Pages: 246
Language: English