Watercolor postcards #Bergen0-Oslo.
Photos made by Ljiljana Maletin in Norway at the beginning of 2016.
“With Karl Ove Knausgaard in Bergen”
Handmade art postcards, non-creative writings based on found texts (design magazines, art newspapers etc)
A summer book recommendation Norway from Bjørnson to Knausgård
11.07.2016 // All Norwegian literature lovers in Serbia can now enjoy a newly published anthology of Norwegian literature in Serbian published by Orion spirit, Sremska Kamenica-Novi Sad.
Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodic, who has been exploring and writing in the Nordic countries for years, has taken us to a journey through Norwegian literature from Bjørnson to Knausgård.
Her new book entitled “Norway – from Bjørnson to Knausgård” is a compilation of a series of extracts from 60 Norwegian writers along with an introduction essay and original photographs from Norway. These writers have been translated into Serbian and Croatian in the period from 1930-2016.
According to the author, perception of Norway in the Serbian literary tradition is often read or reproduced in the context of positive stereotypes and romantic ideas about the Protestant people of the North that in spite of unfavorable natural conditions have built a progressive cultural and economic society.
Letters from Norway by Isidora Sekulic and perception of Norway as a land of fjords and Hyperborea have greatly influenced the reception of Norwegian literature in Serbia. “Although the picture (image) of Norway has changed, the feeling of something unusual and strange has not been lost from the time when, as [professor] Ljubisa Rajic noted, Knut Hamsun was read as “a kind of Nordic exoticism”, says Maletin Vojvodic.
She added that the idea with this book was not to systematize or to define the Norwegian cultural (literary) identity. Although the order of the sections is in alphabetical order of the surname of the author, there is no linear way of reading it but it is a kind of collage or hypertext, which is open for a variety of readings and specific creative additions.
Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodic is a cultural researcher inspired by travel, visual art, literature and film. She has participated in various international projects in Norway, Finland, Iceland and Greenland.
Her previous book called “A Norwegian story”, was published in June 2013 and it contains passages from works by Norwegian and Serbian writers and researchers who were deeply interested in Norway.
About the book Norway from Bjørnson to Knausgård, Dnevnik, Novi Sad
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