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The e-book brings jointly the various most sensible recognized commentators and students who write approximately former Yugoslavia. The essays specialise in the post-Yugoslav cultural transition and take a look at to respond to questions about what has been won and what has been misplaced because the dissolution of the typical kingdom. lots of the contributions will be obvious as present makes an attempt to make feel of the earlier and aid cultures in transition, in addition to to document on them.

The quantity is a mix of own essays and scholarly articles and that mix of genres makes the publication either relocating and informative. Its value is exclusive. whereas many reviews stay at the factors of the loss of life of Yugoslavia, this assortment touches upon those motives yet is going past them to spot Yugoslavia's legacy in a entire approach. It brings subject matters and writers, often handled individually, into fruitful conversation with each other.

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This is not a research essay that pretends to add new knowledge or novel analysis. What it does do is illustrate my scholarly and personal engagements with Yugoslavia; it is a kind of Bildungs essay. When I was a little girl, of the four borders of my country my favorite was the one on the right side of the map: the eastern border, the Black Sea, where we went every summer on vacation. But I knew that on the left side of the map there was a country called Yugoslavia, and I was positively disposed to it, because from there came the chocolates called Kraš, which tetkica Božena would bring ever so often.

A post-1968 “spirit of freedom, individualism, and social resistance” finds its best tools of subversion in music: Rosić even suggests that these soundtracks function as a kind of symbolic unconscious, one way of struggling against the “reality” presented by the media. Sosič opens the modestly titled “Slovene Literature Since 1990” with relative optimism: while sharing many concerns with the other contributors to this part, Sosič considers Slovenian literature to be blossoming. ) However, Sosič emphasizes Slovenia’s relatively peaceful secession from the former Yugoslavia and its cultural consequences.

Legacy as continuity is the survival but also gradual waning of some of the characteristics of the entity immediately before its collapse.

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