The Doors of No Return
Vrata nepovrata so monumentalni – in prvi slovenski – tridelni ep Borisa A. Novaka v skupno 45.000 verzih na skupno 2.300 straneh. V tem edinstvenem delu, ki tudi v svetovnem merilu nima para, je avtor uspel upesniti tisoče zgodb v urejenih ritmih in rimah tako, da so po duhu in vsebini povsem sodobne in sveže. Angleška izdaja vsebuje avtorjev izbor iz vseh treh knjig. Tekste je prevedel avtor s pomočjo Michaela Bigginsa.
Dimenzije: 15 × 21 cm
Leto izida: 2022
Število strani: 360
Vrsta: mehka vezava
About the book
The Doors of No Return is Boris A Novak’s magnum opus, a verse epic consisting of three books – Maps of Nostalgia, The Time of the Fathers, and The Dwelling Places of Souls, comprising 45,000 verses on 2,300 pages of the original edition. Each book is a world of its own and can be read separately, but they are connected by the same protagonists and stories, shown from three different perspectives; together they form a higher and broader totality.
This edition contains selected fragments of the epic, translated by the author with Michael Biggins.
Maps of Nostalgia is an atlas of memory, a gigantic geography of the places where the poet or his ancestors have lived, that they have touched, and that they have abandoned and lost. The Time of the Fathers is the epic core of Novak’s “poetic madness” telling the tragic stories of his ancestors. The narrative framework of The Dwelling Places of Souls is tan ocean voyage to the North; where the ship’s cargo turns out to be Souls, Memory, History and its essence – a Story …
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