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Age of Skin

(2020)
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These essays are written on the skin of the times. Dubravka Ugresic, winner of the Neustadt International Prize and one of Europe’s most influential writers, with biting humor and a multitude of cultural references—from La La Land and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, to tattoos and body modification, World Cup chants, and the preservation of Lenin’s corpse—takes on the dreams, hopes, and fears of modern life. The collapse of Yugoslavia, and the author’s subsequent exile from Croatia, leads to reflections on nationalism and the intertwining of crime and politics. Ugresic writes at eye level, from a human perspective, in portraits of people from the former Eastern Bloc, who work as cleaners in the Netherlands or start underground shops with products from their country of origin.

A rare and welcome combination of irony, compassion, and a sharp polemic gaze characterizes these beautiful and highly relevant essays.



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November 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Age of Skin
Author(s): Dubravka Ugresic
ISBN: 1-948830-22-1 / 978-1-948830-22-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Letter
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Kindle Editions

November 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Age of Skin
Author(s): Dubravka Ugresic
Publisher: Open Letter
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU