The Time Before the Tongue

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Vrijedi za područje Republike Hrvatske.

  • Original language: Croatian

  • Pages: 120

  • Date of Publication: June 2020.

  • ISBN: 978-953358223-8

  • Type of Binding: hardback

  • Format: 204 mm

  • Weight: 220 g

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Since forever, i.e. since the end of elementary school, I’ve been reading poetry with a pencil and a notebook, as small as possible, that fits every pocket. In it I jot down words, phrases, constructions, verses I like. Not so much to be reminded of them, as to memorise them by writing them down. From Monika Herceg’s book I started copying from the title itself, and afterwards I copied a great deal of things. What I underline in my notebook is what I like most of all. I underlined a lot of Monika’s things. I would like to see some of those things, like in Bolaño’s prose, written across the sky in jet trails. For instance: “it’s about time we delivered ourselves from god” and when she finds god responsible for “the tiny fists that cannot / rip off a piece of the sky onto father’s head”. And in particular this: “Here silence lurks like a caterpillar.” Poetry begins, everything begins with an image of silence lurking like a caterpillar. — Miljenko Jergović

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