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The Brass Age (Hardback)

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Both a family saga and a great historical novel, in which the history of Yugoslavia forms part of a larger European background, The Brass Age is primarily the story of the 'Volksdeutscher', a German minority in North-Eastern Croatia (Slavonia) who emigrated to these regions in the 18th century as part of the reforms of Empress Maria Theresa. These Germans, who integrated into the local population, were conscripted into the Waffen SS. The novel's protagonist, the narrator's father, is forced into this military service and eventually deserts despite the danger this entails. At the core of this novel is a tragic love story between the narrator's parents; two characters burdened by their divided history. Former fighters in opposing camps - one a committed Partisan and the other a deserter of the German army - if they had met earlier, each one would have killed the other.

Blending ancient myths with dark reality, Snajder creates a panorama of a disintegrated world that only a poet looking to the past could unite. The Brass Age is a captivating tale and one that makes us reflect on immigration, identity and the existential meaning of art and life.

Fiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryHistorical FictionFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group Publication Date: 06/07/2023 ISBN-13: 9781914495229  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Slobodan Snajder graduated with a Philosophy and English degree at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. He is a writer, publicist, playwright and has also worked as a columnist for several newspapers. Snajder published his first full-length novel Morendo in 2012 and The Brass Age has won numerous awards including the Mesa Selimovic Award and the Mirko Kovae Award. Celia Hawkesworth translates from the Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian. Among her translations are works by Dubravka Ugresic and Nobel Prize Winner Ivo Andric. Her translation of Dasa Drndic's Belladonna was a finalist for the inaugural E.B.R.D. Prize and her translation of E.E.G. by Drndic won the American Best Translation Award.

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