From the story of Steffie Cvek to "The Kharms Case," the pieces in Dubravka Ugresic's collection Lend Me Your Character are always smart and endlessly entertaining.
The former story paints a picture of a harassed and vulnerable typist whose life is shaped entirely by clich s.
She searches endlessly for an elusive romantic love in a narrative punctuated by threadbare advice from women's magazines and constructed like a sewing pattern.
The latter story is one of Ugresic's funniest and is about the strained relationship between a persistent translator and an unresponsive publisher. The stories collected in Lend Me Your Character--the novella "Steffie Cvek in the Jaws of Life" and a collection of short stories entitled "Life Is a Fairy Tale"--solidify Ugresic's reputation as one of Eastern Europe's most playful and inventive writers.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 200 pages
- Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
- Publication Date: 01/06/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781564783752