The Walnut Mansion (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)

The Walnut Mansion (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)


An epic novel of twentieth-century Balkan lifestyles, from the decline of the Ottoman Empire throughout the bloodshed of the Bosnian War

This grand novel encompasses the majority of Yugoslavia’s tumultuous 20th century, from the decline of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires via international wars, the increase and fall of communism, the breakup of the kingdom, and the fear of the shelling of Dubrovnik. Tackling common subject matters on a human scale, grasp storyteller Miljenko Jergovic strains one Yugoslavian family’s story as historical past irresistibly casts the fates of 5 generations.
 
what's it to reside a lifestyles whose conditions are pushed via background? Jergovic investigates the stories of a compelling heroine, Regina Delavale, and her many family and acquaintances. Telling Regina’s tale in opposite chronology, the writer proceeds from her ultimate days in 2002 to her beginning in 1905, encountering alongside the way in which such traumas as atrocities committed by way of Nazi Ustashe Croats and the demise of Tito. Lyrically written and unhesitatingly informed, The Walnut Mansion could be learn as an allegory of the tragedy of Yugoslavia’s tormented 20th century.

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