Escher’s Loops :: Zoran Živković

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Escher’s Loops

by Zoran Živković

Translated from Serbian by Alice Copple-Tošić
Part of The Zoran Živković Collection

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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