Escher’s Loops :: Zoran Živković

Escher’s Loops

by Zoran Živković

Translated from Serbian by Alice Copple-Tošić

Once again Zivkovic demonstrates the sheer power of storytelling in this complex cycle of interlocking narratives. Like one of Escher’s drawings, the narrative threads lead one through a dizzying labyrinth of recurring themes, images and characters, all of whom are linked with elegant mathematical precision: God and suicide, food and poison, monks, athletes, soldiers and soccer players all take their places in the circle-dance. Absurdity, surreality and humor abound; death is the ultimate destiny, yet always the next story offers infinite ways of escape.


  • …a delightful journey through the ‘degrees of separation’ that connect us together. It is a story without place and time, yet timeless in its message; and though the characters are nameless, they are at once universal in their appeal and intimately familiar due to their idiosyncrasies. Escher’s Loops is a hard and honest look into one’s personal mirror.
    —Pushpak Karnick, Epic India


  • Pages: 354
  • Trim size
    Hardcover: 5″ x 8″ (127mm x 203mm), with dj
    Softcover: 5″ x 8″ (127mm x 203mm)
  • ISBN
    Hardcover: 978-4-908793-03-5
    Softcover: 978-4-908793-23-3
    Ebook: 978-4-908793-33-2
  • List price
    Hardcover: US$25.00
    Softcover: US$14.00
    Ebook: US$6.99
  • Cover: Youchan Ito (Togoru Art Works)

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