Europe in Sepia is a brilliant collection of essays from one of the most under-appreciated members of the human race, Dubravka Ugreši?. From the unfortunate rise of black stretch pants to European immigration, Croatian nationalism to the value of a writer, Ugreši? tackles all with deft humor and courageous insight. -Erin's Pick, 2/12/14
Dubbed "the fantasy cultural studies professor you never had" by Ruth Franklin, Ugresic has one finger on the pulse of an exhausted Europe, another in the wounds of postindustrial America. From pieces on Zuccotti Park to ones on nostalgia and Dutch housing, she trawls the fallout of political failure and the detritus of popular culture, mining each for revelation.
About the Author
Dubravka Ugresic is the author of several works of fiction and several essay collections, including the NBCC award finalist, Karaoke Culture. She went into exile from Croatia after being label a "witch" for her anti-nationalistic stance during the Yugoslav war. She now resides in the Netherlands.
David Williams did his doctoral research on the post-Yugoslav writings of Dubravka Ugresic and the idea of a "literature of the Eastern European ruins." He is the author of "Writing Postcommunism."
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