[Urgresic] must be numbered among what Jacques Maritain called the dreamers of the true; she draws us into the dream.
—Richard Eder, New York Times

The Museum of Unconditional Surrender

Fiction by Dubravka Ugresic

After receiving glowing reviews nationwide. The Museum of Unconditional Surrender, by the renowned Yugoslavian writer Dubravka Ugresic, is now available as a paperback. The novel begins in the Berlin Zoo, with the contents of Roland the Walrus’s stomach displayed beside his pool. (Roland died in August, 1961.) These objects—a cigarette lighter, lollipop sticks, a beer-bottle opener, etc.—like the fictional pieces of the novel itself, are seemingly random at first, but eventually coalesce, meaningfully and poetically. Written in a variety of literary forms, The Museum of Unconditional Surrender captures the shattered world of a life in exile. It addresses the themes of art and history, aging and loss, and is a haunting and extremely original novel. In the words of the (London) Times Literary Supplement, “it is vivid in its denunciation of destructive forces and in its evocation of what is at stake.”

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Paperback (published February 1, 2002)

ISBN
9780811214933
Price US
16.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
256

Clothbound (published February 1, 2002)

ISBN
9780811214216
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
256

Dubravka Ugresic

Contemporary Croatian writer

[Urgresic] must be numbered among what Jacques Maritain called the dreamers of the true; she draws us into the dream.
—Richard Eder, New York Times