Invisible Woman and Other Stories

  • Original language: Croatian

  • Pages: 192

  • Date of Publication: May 2018.

  • ISBN: 978-953266975-6

  • Original Title: Nevidljiva žena i druge priče

  • Type of Binding: hardback

  • Format: 204 mm

  • Weight: 290 g

There are some things in life we just don’t talk about. One of those things is aging, perfectly natural but often marginalized process humans experience in their life. Invisible Woman and Other Stories takes us on an intimate journey of facing unspoken things about aging, whether the stories speak about a woman dealing with family emotional baggage that sneaks up on us when we face a certain age, the death of one’s mother, illness of a woman’s husband, or human dignity and humiliation. By getting old, we lose enthusiasm, flexibility, dignity, perspective, hope, we become invisible. The stories, always written from a strong female perspective, enriched with the feminist point of view, depict intimate moments in one’s life and reach something deeply buried in us, making us rethink our own relationships with our close ones, parents and grandparents that are becoming helpless. Honestly and delicately written, Slavenka Drakulić’s stories depict everything that is silenced, emotionally hard and constrained, gradual and painful disappearance of a person.
What is Michael Haneke’s movie Amour in cinematography, Invisible Woman is in literature. Stories tend to illuminate blind spots of our society by capturing the invisibility of elderly, boldly portraying universal intimate thoughts that we always postpone. Shifting perspectives (first and third person, male and female views, different generations) and autobiographical and fictional elements beautifully intertwine in the narration and make the reader feel immersed in the text and dissociated from it simultaneously. Invisible Woman is an articulation of intimate experience that is usually unspoken of, and is read as a manifest of irreversible life loss or internalized rebellion against injustice of aging.

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Tribina Razotkrivanje sa Slavenkom Drakulić
11. 6. 2018., Muzej za umjetnost i obrt, Zagreb
 

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