4 article(s) translated from Croatian

The Other Letter

On a cool spring morning in 1995, in the mess hall of the Bihać base of UNPROFOR, Lazar Saveljić, nicknamed "Lazo," got into an argument with Lieutenant Leon Fields. This thirty-year-old librarian,…...

My Tongue Falls out of My Mouth

my tongue falls out of my mouth it is no longer a tongue, it is a huge calf's liver of the calf we slaughtered yesterday assures me the butcher of my favorite butcher shop but I didn't go to the…...

from The Ministry of Pain

Like the desert the northern landscape makes for absolutism. Except that in the north the desert is green and full of water. And there are no temptations, no roundnesses or curves. The land is flat, which…...

from The Banquet in Blitva

Written before the Second World War but not widely available until 1962, Miroslav Krleza's Banquet in Blitva combines the satire of a Jonathan Swift with the style and tone of the Austrian Recession…...