Ballerina, Ballerina: A Novel by Marko SosicBallerina, Ballerina: A Novel by Marko Sosic

Ballerina, Ballerina: A Novel

byMarko SosicTranslated byMaja Visenjak Limon

Perfect | September 16, 2014

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The narrator of this novel is Ballerina, a fifteen-year-old with the cognitive faculties of a child, and each of its fifteen chapters begins with her first wetting her bed and thereby greeting a new day. Drawing comparison to William Faulkner in its expressionistic depiction of Ballerina's interior world, this is a classic of contemporary Slovenian literature: a hugely popular exploration of a character whose world is so divorced from what we think of as reality.

Marko Sosic was born in Trieste in 1958. He has directed at various Slovenian and Italian theaters, as well as for television and radio. He started publishing fiction in the late '80s, and is the author of several books, including a collection of short stories and an autobiographical novel about his time in the theater. Ballerina, Bal...
Title:Ballerina, Ballerina: A NovelFormat:PerfectDimensions:97 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.4 inPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:Dalkey Archive PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1628970979

ISBN - 13:9781628970975


Editorial Reviews

While Sosic's brand of Continental modernism can be challenging, he is masterful in achieving his apparent aim: placing the reader within a totally different consciousness.