Impossible Encounters ) explores the con"/>

The Writer/The Book/The Reader

Zoran Zivkovic, Author , trans. from the Serbian by Alice Copple-Tosic and Aleksandar Nedeljkovic. PS Publishing $40 (264p) ISBN 978-1-905834-36-5

In this limited edition reprint of three separate, thematically interlinked works, award-winning Serbian author Zivkovic (Impossible Encounters ) explores the concepts that make up the building blocks of literature, reading and writing. “The Writer” is a dense, dreamlike stream-of-consciousness account narrated by an unnamed author, who struggles with his inability to complete a novel. “The Book” alternates between the ranting of a self-aware book and a satirical examination of the publishing industry as a whole. The capstone is “The Reader,” eight interconnected vignettes focusing on how books, fruit and men play parts in the life of bibliophile Miss Tamara. Zivkovic’s uniquely stylized, experimental prose, as adeptly translated by Copple-Tosic and Nedeljkovic, appeals to a certain literary mindset, but it’s hard to see it capturing mainstream attention. (May)

Reviewed on: 03/23/2009
Release date: 00/00/0000
Show other formats
Hardcover - 978-1-905834-37-2
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.