Pile of Scraps (little emotional miscellany)
Dronjci na hrpi (mala emocionalna svaštarnica)
Pile of Scraps (little emotional miscellany) is Delimir Rašicki’s most straightforward work, in which the author meanders through prose notes, fragments and poems in prose, dealing with his own pre-war, war and post-war experience of a displaced person, and particularly with his childhood and youth. Going back to where he has grown – to Baranja as his central motif – the poet opens up and reveals himself completely, asking for the maximum intellectual and emotional empathy both from himself and from the reader. In the landscape of native soil and concentrated personal stories imbued with the smells of river and earth, humidity and warmth, fear and happiness, Rešicki restores to life not only his memories, but a whole, somewhat forgotten region. Raking through his memories, through scraps, Rešicki finds true gems, and those trifles, which other people find insignificant at first sight, are what all of us collect and can’t live without. The beauty of Pile of Scraps, small but important book, is in the amazing poetic imagination of Delimir Rešicki, which moves the reader to rake through their own emotional scrapbook, and dust off their most precious memories.
Ivan i Josip Kozarac Award 2013
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