In this hilarious philosophical tale, symposia are generally held at the bar of the Genghis Khan Hotel, where vodka flows like water, in which subjects such as the ontology of Man, the connections between life and death, between God and the devil, and other metaphysical issues are debated over.
AUTHOR : Svetislav Basara
COUNTRY : Serbia
SOLD TO: 10/18 (France), Kunstmann (Germany), De Geus (Netherlands), minuscula (Spain) and Quodlibet (Italy)
Svetislav Basara was born in western Serbia in 1953. One of the most brilliant — and most controversial — writers of his generation, his iconoclastic production includes books that are small masterpieces of the absurd. He gives a rough time both to the rules of the novel and to the order of the world, creating a farce that is both cynical and scathing. He excels as well in the pastiche, shaking up readers in romans à clef, giving a new slant to the diplomatic novel for which Ivo Andric is renowned, with emphasis on versions marked by anarchy and burlesque. He has published a number of novels, short story collections and works of non-fiction. His books have been translated into English, Greek, Italian, Hungarian, Slovak, and French. The French publisher Gaïa has published De bello civili, version Vitamine C(1996), Le pays maudit (1998), Histoires en disparition (2001), Phénomènes, Copie d’un manuscrit brûlé (2004). In 2005, Les Allusifs published Le miroir félé.