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)
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- Cover: Youchan Ito （Togoru Art Works）
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