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Dalkey Archive Press, 2004 - Literary Collections - 211 pages
Not since Louis-Ferdinand CÚline's Ferdinand Bardamu has a character appeared in fiction with such a bitter, ironic, hysterically ranting voice. Tonka--a fifty-something woman spending the night watching TV before leaving her husband for a younger man--rails against all of society, from attacks on America to complaints about commercials, from the passive nature of most married women to the way corporations control the world.With shocking honesty and anger, she pours out her soul to an imaginary audience, interspersing her rants with the story of her difficult life, the suffering experienced during the Yugoslav war, and the affairs she and her best friend have with the same man.

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Night (Eastern European Literature Series)

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Vedrana Rudan was born in 1949 in Opatia, Croatia. She was a columnist for a major Croatian daily newspaper until she lost her job for opposing the ruling government. Her novels include Night and Love at Last Sight. Night was adapted for the stage and performed in Serbia.

Celia Hawkesworth was Senior Lecturer in Serbian and Croatian at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London until her retirement. She has published numerous articles and several books on Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian literature, including a study Ivo Andric: Bridge between East and West, and Voices in the Shadows: Women and Verbal Art in Serbia and Bosnia. She has also published numerous translations, including several works by Ivo Andric and Dubravka Ugresic.

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