The Culture of Lies: Antipolitical Essays
The Culture of Lies is one of the most intelligent and lucid accounts of an appalling episode in history. It shows us the banality and brutality of nationalism and the way that nationalistic ideology permeates every pore of life. Ugre&ši&_'s acerbic and penetrating essays cover everything from politics to daily routine, from public to private life.
With a diverse and unusual perspective, she writes about memory, soap operas, the destruction of everyday life, kitsch, the conformity of intellectuals, propaganda and censorship, the strategies of human manipulation and the walls of Europe which, she argues, never really did fall.
Shot through with irony and sadness, satirical protest and bitter melancholy, The Culture of Lies is a gesture of intellectual resistance by a writer branded 'a traitor' and 'a witch&’ in Croatia.
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This is a collection of cynical but uniformly unbiased "antipolitical essays" portraying the reality of Communist and post-Communist Yugoslavia. Ugresic's (Have a Nice Day, LJ 3/1/95) intent is not to ... Read full review
THE PALINDROME CONSPIRACY
My First Primer
The Palindrome Story
Priests and Parrots
Because Were Just Boys
The Tale of the Bomb and the Book
Life as a Soap Opera
The Confiscation of Memory
Gingerbread Heart Culture
The Realisation of a Metaphor
The Culture of Lies
Good Night Croatian Writers Wherever You May Be
CONVERSATIONS OR REPAIRING THE TAP IN THREE EPISODES
CULTURE AND GUNPOWDER
Nice People Dont Mention Such Things
SOUVENIRS FROM PARADISE