Light in the Darkness of the First World War

Nadezda-Petrovic-kosovski-bozuri-Gracanica-1913A recent exhibition in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Light in the Darkness of the First World War: The finest creations of the protagonists of Impressionism in Serbia”, joined other events commemorating the centenary of the beginning of the First World War in Europe. Under a symbolic title referring not just to the impressionists’ interest in light and its effects but also to destruction and general horrors of war (light in the darkness), the exhibition focuses on the Serbian art scene of the period and its finest creations.

 

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A Bittersweet Experience of War

Tangerines film georgiaTangerines. A film written and directed by Zaza Urushadze, an Estonia-Georgia co-production, 2013.

 

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From Pornographer to Prophet

shutterstock 154965251Vladimir Sorokin is undoubtedly one of the most electrifying figures in contemporary Russian literature. He has been triggering intense emotions and dividing Russian public opinion for nearly four decades. The Sorokin phenomenon, however, is not easy to define or classify. In fact, it is something that seems to be still evolving and full of surprises, which can be quite difficult to digest for the average reader.

 

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What Europe?

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A review of Is The EU Doomed? By: Jan Zielonka. Publisher: Polity Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2014.

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A Tangled Path to Europe

BriskuBittersweetReview of Bittersweet Europe. Albanian and Georgian Discourses on Europe, 1878-2008. By: Adrian Brisku. Publisher: Berghahn Books, August 2013.

 

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