Zagreb, Exit South

Zagreb Exit South Zagreb Exit South is a deep melancholy book about the resignation of the year old about people who have given up on life who can only exist on the street or in bars because they fear and dread

  • Title: Zagreb, Exit South
  • Author: Edo Popović Julienne Eden Bušić
  • ISBN: 9781932010091
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
  • Zagreb, Exit South is a deep, melancholy book about the resignation of the 40 year old, about people who have given up on life, who can only exist on the street or in bars because they fear and dread going home to their high rise caverns in New Zagreb where the rules of an allegedly organized world reign But Popovic s characters have no patience with the lies of this w Zagreb, Exit South is a deep, melancholy book about the resignation of the 40 year old, about people who have given up on life, who can only exist on the street or in bars because they fear and dread going home to their high rise caverns in New Zagreb where the rules of an allegedly organized world reign But Popovic s characters have no patience with the lies of this world They have no patience because they have neither homes nor a homeland they have lost all their illusions Popovic is simply the epitome of the urban writer The best narrator of his generation has achieved literary maturity and that is great news Slobodan Novak Zagreb, Exit South masterfully illuminates the lives of diverse, colorful characters adrift in postwar Croatia Through bleary, middle aged eyes, stymied writer Baba takes readers on an amusing, thought provoking ride as he circles the streets of Zagreb bemoaning the dying out of domestic beer, Kancheli s ridiculous musical lighter, and the fear of going home His wife Vera, facing wrinkles and an alcoholic spouse, discovers that e mail is cheaper than therapy as she reshapes her life Reflective insight, biting humor, and life changing experiences combine to revive hope in the shadows of Zagreb s city buildings.

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    1 thought on “Zagreb, Exit South”

    1. Zagreb, Exit South is a intriguing, if a little depressing, book about coming to grips with middle age, lost rebellion, and what it means to be happy--or at least fulfilled. It's a midlife crisis of a book but with rich characters and intriguing personalities. Maybe not the best beach read, but I loved the prose, the dark characters, and the rumination on life, love, work, and what it means to exist. A little nihilist and hopeful at the same time, the book took me a few pages to get into but onc [...]

    2. Populated by a diverse set of vaguely out-of-sorts middle aged people, I felt a little like I was reading someone who'd seen inside the not very inspiring lives most of the people of my generation live (except perhaps my circle of friends and associates drinks a little less). That said, it is also easy to read it as a political parable about a group of middle aged people who grew up during the Yugoslav communist era and whose lives changed irrevocably when they were in their early 30s – just t [...]

    3. This book is hilarious but meaningful. I read this one for a class among a whole slough of other Eastern European novels translated to English, and this one stands out because it is crude, quirky, and interesting; and all of that is a good thing. This is a book that is perfect for class discussions. There is a whole lot of analysis to be done on the paradox between the author's claim that this book has a happy ending and the fact that very few of the characters seemed to end up reaching closure [...]

    4. This short novel is simultaneously funny and sad. In modern-day Croatia, the characters have no idea how to seek happiness in their post-traumatic stress syndrome lives. They foolishly seek it through alcohol, sex, and dysfunctional relationships. While their lives seem largely meaningless and pathetic, and Baba and Vera in particular need to take communication lessons from Marshall Rosenberg, the reader nonetheless manages to sympathize with them and hopes that they make some progress.

    5. My favorite of Ooligan's Croatian trio. It took a little time, but slowly the characters and the atmosphere drew me in. I grew interested in the characters' lives, and there were many moments when descriptions reminded me of my time in Russia. I wouldn't mind reading this again sometime.

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