The Silk, the Shears and Marina; or, About Biography

Cloth Text – $49.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1603-0

Trade Paper – $22.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1604-7
Publication Date
February 1999
Page Count
185 pages
Trim Size
4 3/4 x 8

The Silk, the Shears and Marina; or, About Biography

Irena Vrkljan

These are the first two volumes of the Croatian poet and novelist Irena Vrkljan's lyrical autobiography. Although each novel illuminates the other, they also stand alone as original and independent works of art. In The Silk, the Shears, Vrkljan traces the symbolic and moral significance of her life, and her vision of the fate of women in her mother's time and in her own. Marina continues the intense analysis of the poetic self, using the life of Marina Tsvetaeva to meditate on the processes behind biography.

About the Author
"One senses the small, daily moments which make up the magic of life, as well as the almost secret community liking women of different generations, different lands." --Women's Review of Books
"A noteworthy addition to the small body of contemporary Croatian writings available in English, and a lyrical study of the form and meaning of biography." --Kirkus Reviews