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Ljiljana Maletin-Vojvodic


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Published by Mala velika knjiga
ISBN: 978-86-7730-024-1
About the book: ICELANDIC BAEDEKER: ELVES AND HYPERBOREA Icelandic Tour Guide: Elves and Hyperbora presents the modern travel novel in a dynamic rhythm and simple, urban language. That is, in fact, the story of modern Reykjavik, Hyperboreans, Milos Crnjanski, Bjork, Sigur Ros, Hagar the Horrible, aurora borealis, Icelandic sagas, New Year's Eve, the Venice Biennale, nights out, literature, beliefs in dwarfs and elves and the magical northern landscape: Iceland seen through the eyes of Serbia, Serbia experienced through the prism of Reykjavik. It is an autobiographical story about archetypal looking for a sensible place to live. The story incorporates text messages, e-mails, texts with allusions to Franz Kafka, Milos Crnjanski, Thomas Mann and Santa Maria della Salute. R. Mulic, publisher, Mala velika knjiga, Novi Sad From press clipping about Elves and Hyperbora, Gradjanski list, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2008. PASSAGE FROM REVIEW OF THE BOOK ELVES AND HYPERBOREA There were those who believed that the advancement of technology and the conversion of our planet into a global village would destroy the genre of travel literature. This, fortunately, has not happened, and as confirmation, one need look no further than Ljiljana Maletin-Vojvodić's novel Elves and Hiperborea. Combining the old, eternal genres of diaries and travel writings, the novel was written during a month the author spent in Iceland. Elves and Hiperborea gives interesting testimony about a country in many ways different from Serbia, a country of glaciers, geysers, volcanos, eternal ice and eternal fire ... a country of sagas, and advanced technology... During her Icelandic odyssey, Ljiljana Maletin-Vojvodić took note of her daily impression and sensations and thus created a text that transcends the personal accounts typical of travel literature and becomes a document of a personal experience both in the life of the writer, and our lives. Elves and Hyperborea is a book that recalls aurora borealis and Serbian poet Milos Crnjanski ... Light and snow. Vasa Pavkovic, literary criticReview published in Elves and Hyperborea, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2008. AUTHOR'S STATEMENT Finding myself, this December, 2006 in Reykjavik, Iceland, faced with this miracle, the northern landscape and different cultural milieu, in that distant Hyperborea about which I had read in Crnjanski's writings, I began to write. My thoughts, events, emotions. Urban life and sounds of literature and myths in it. And so, I created the story about my Hyperborea and modern sons and daughters of Tor and Odin. About myself. This book is the result of what I was feeling and thinking. My image of Iceland, this December, 2006. Pictures of what I experienced and thought, what I wished to share with others. " Gradjanski list newspaper, August, 2008, Novi Sad, Serbia ARTISTIC STATEMENT I always write about things that I can feel, which live deep inside of me. About myself and others, the city where I live and where I was born, my trips, searching for an imaginary country, old Greeks Hyperborea, other nations, cultures, art, a different lifestyle. I am writing about ethics and esthetics, combining autobiography, history, psychology, travel writings, research, mythology, emotion, postmodernism, the non-fictions and fiction. I am interested in unexplored parts of the world and my mind. I am showing my thoughts in the form of short stories, novels and dramas. I try to understand this world and the life around it with open eyes.
Contemporary , Literary , Women's , Young Adult
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