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- Description'The Great War' is a vel that comprehensively and passionately narrates a number of stories covering the duration of World War One, starting with the year 1914 - the year that truly marked the beginning of the twentieth century. Following the destinies of over seventy characters, on all warring sides, Gatalica depicts the experiences of winners and losers, generals and opera singers, soldiers and spies; managing to grasp the atmosphere of the entire epoch, t only of these crucial four and a half bloody years, but also in the incent decades that preceded the war, and the poisoned ones that followed. The stories themselves are various but equally important: here we find joyful as well as tragic destinies, along with examples of exceptional heroism. Yet 'The Great War' never becomes a chronicle, r a typical historical vel; above all it is a work of art that uses historic events as means to tell many fantastic stories, with unbelievable and unthinkable convolutions. It is commendable in its breadth, its vision and its relevance to modern history.
- Author BiographyAleksandar Gatalica is one of Serbia's foremost contemporary authors. He is also a translator (from Ancient Greek), music critic and editor. He has published six novels and as many collections of short stories, and also a guide to Belgrade for Foreigners. He is the editor of pages on world literature (Danas daily), editor of Blic knjiga (literary supplement), editor of Serbian PEN Centre editions, assistant art director of Madlenianum Opera and Theatre, editor in National Broadcast Network Serbia. Presently, Gatalica hold the position of the General manager of Foundation of National Library of Serbia.
- PrizesWinner of Mesa Selimovic Award 2012 and Ninova nagrada (NIN Prize) 2012.
- Author(s)Aleksandar Gatalica
- PublisherIstros Books
- Date of Publication01/11/2014
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationBristol
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintIstros Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight404 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Translated byWill Firth
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