Loser by a Landslide

  • Original language: Croatian

  • Pages: 208

  • Date of Publication: April 2018.

  • ISBN: 978-953266955-8

  • Original Title: Uvjerljivo drugi

  • Type of Binding: hardback

  • Format: 204 mm

  • Weight: 300 g

Thirties are new early twenties, or at least that is the case for Nameless Writer, the anti-hero of the Loser by a Landslide. Girls, booze and endless alternative parties with the crew from the block are his way of prolonging careless adolescent years of living with parents and avoidance of adult responsibilities. While dancing as long as he can, Nameless Writer makes us think twice about today’s lost generation who grew up in deterioration of a welfare state. Between the values they adopted and the world they live in there is a huge discrepancy, which makes them so eagerly attached to the unreal. They are precarious culture workers, poorly paid (if paid at all) talented individuals, unable to move out of their parents’ house. When Nameless Writer’s friends, Emir, Ilija and Fric accept responsibilities that come with adult life, such as jobs, children and seriousness, it will make him question his reality. While he experiences romantic unhappiness, it will result in great clash that will finally make him grow up. Very much attached to the Zagreb scenery, identity of this modern Peter Pan is greatly influenced by music and literature, which he doesn’t try to hide while advising us what to read or listen to according to his taste. Smart and humorous, witty and dynamic, stylistically precise and superior literary voice of Sven Popović is one of the most interesting emerging voices of contemporary Croatian literature.

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Serbia, Lom publishing house 

Predstavljanje romana Uvjerljivo drugi Svena Popovića
17. 5. 2018., Klub Močvara, Zagreb 

  1. Predstavljanje romana ”Uvjerljivo drugi” Svena Popovića Predstavljanje romana ”Uvjerljivo drugi” Svena Popovića U četvrtak 17. svibnja 2018. u 20 sati  u zagrebačkom klubu Močvara (Trnjanski nasip bb) predstavit ćemo roman  Svena Popovića Uvjerljivo drugi. Uz autora o romanu će govoriti Darko Šeparović i Roman Simić.
  2. Čitanje je opsesija i najveći dio pisanja Čitanje je opsesija i najveći dio pisanja Čitateljski svijet Svena Popovića Svojom prvom knjigom, zbirkom priča Nebo u kaljuži, mladi pisac Sven Popović skrenuo je pozornost na sebe, a već se idućom, uspjelim romanom Uvjerljivo drugi, uspio etablirati kao potvrđeni autor, kao glas generacije.  Iako na početku romana kaže "Ovaj roman nije o mojoj generaciji niti joj je posvećen", jasno je da i ta rečenica pršti autoironijom, koja je i inače jedno od važnih obil
  3. Postoje i drugi Postoje i drugi Iz romana Uvjerljivo drugi Svena Popovića Ulazimo u noćni klub. Emir je rekao doći poslije. I tako smo sad ovdje. Malo prešminkerski za moj ukus. Hani bi se ovakvo mjesto dopalo. Meni nije bilo jasno tko bi pivo platio suhim zlatom i onda se još nadglasavao s muzikom. No Hana je bila pametna. Napila bi se prije ulaska u klub, kao što sam se i ja u ovom slučaju. I onda bi plesala. Ja bih trulio za šankom, a ona je