Billiards at the Hotel Dobray

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Price
$17.25
Publisher
Istros Books
Publish Date
Pages
220
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.7 X 0.6 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781912545254

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About the Author
Goran Vojnovic is a filmmaker and screenwriter. He co-wrote he film Good Luck Nedim!, which won the Heart of Sarajevo Award. He has directed three short films and one feature film. He is the author of Southern Scum Go Home! and When Jimmy Choo Meets Fidel Castro. Rawley Grau, originally from Baltimore, has lived in Ljubljana since 2001. His translation of Dusan Sarotar's Panorama was shortlisted for the 2017 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. His translation of A Science Not from the Earth won the AATSEEL Prize for Best Scholarly Translation in 2016.
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"This segment of Sarotar's prose can hardly find any parallel in literature. What does come to my mind, however, is a cinematic one: the Hungarian master of slowness, Béla Tarr, directing screenplays written by László Krasznahorkai." Vecer, Slovenian Daily newspaper
"Billiards at Hotel Dobray is a book written with masterly skill. Sarotar takes his time and his narration glides slowly among the stories and people's destinies and across the landscape; a book bereft of all radicality. The eye's gaze from way up in the air is cool, distanced, almost indifferent to people's destinies; as if they were looked upon from a great distance, temporal as well spatial, and the destinies of individuals were almost entirely insignificant specks in a more broadly outlined picture." --LUD Literatura