brush captures the moment:
the stem still looks solid
ice in its heart makes it
while the sun is shining fervently
upon deep-frozen world
you see in the background:
someone left open
the veranda door
in the coldest night
malicious master painter in the picture
on a piece of auxiliary something
delivery box perhaps in which arrived
everything that’s crammed in the corner
is painting the rotting the gray the weary
plants as they will be
in only a few hours –
A biographical novel by Sanja Lovrenčić about the Croatian author Ivana Brlić Mažuranić. Written in the first-person singular, the story develops on two levels, in the past and in the present, unfolding around the changing and yet unchanging topics of family relations, artistic creation and female existence in the world of literature.
“K.Š.Gjalski” Award for the best Croatian novel in 2007.
The third part offantasy trilogy by Sanja Lovrenčić, written in the genre of alternate history, inspired by the Illyrian proper names and names of places.
In the final part of the saga about the flute player Tisya and palace-builder Arne all the individual stories started in the first two books come to an end. The ancient world is going through a sort of cataclysm, and the main characters finally get together after a long separation. They start a final quest for the “gates of gold”, because only those who get through it would be no longer in the power of time…
How to choose a profession? This fundamental question is treated in quite an unusual way when a girl decides to be “a girl from the circus” – and gives good reasons for her decision. The girl’s mother gives examples of professions with the same advantages, but Irene finds a way to follow her dream.