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The Silk, the Shears, and Marina, or, about Biography

The Silk, the Shears, and Marina, or, about Biography (Hardback)

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These are the first two volumes of the Croatian poet and novelist Irena Vrkljan's lyrical autobiography. Although each novel illuminates the other, they also stand alone as original and independent works of art. In The Silk, the Shears, Vrkljan traces the symbolic and moral significance of her life, and her vision of the fate of women in her mother's time and in her own. Marina continues the intense analysis of the poetic self, using the life of Marina Tsvetaeva to meditate on the processes behind biography.

BiographyBiography: generalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: general Publisher: Northwestern University Press Publication Date: 03/03/1999 ISBN-13: 9780810116030  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Irena Vrkljan is a Croatian writer. She was born in Belgrade and is a graduate of Zagreb University and the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin. She writes in both Croatian and German. She is the winner of the Vladimir Nazor Award and Ksaver Sandor Gjalski Prize. In addition to novels, she has published numerous poetry collections, including Parallels; The Room, This Frightful Garden; and In My Sister's Skin.

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