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Fiction, Literature

Passion epub ebook

by Brane Mozetic

Passion epub ebook

Author: Brane Mozetic
Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
Language: English
Publisher: Talisman House, Publishers (October 1, 2005)
Pages: 126 pages
ISBN: 1584980419
ISBN13: 978-1584980414
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 147
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Mozetič was born in Ljubljana.

Mozetič was born in Ljubljana in 1958. He studied Comparative literature and Literary theory at the University of Ljubljana and graduated in 1983.

He has published eleven colections of poems and three fiction books.

He has published eleven colections of poems and three fiction books

Translated from the Slovenian by Tamara Soban.

Translated from the Slovenian by Tamara Soban.

Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Brane Mozetic books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Showing 1 to 26 of 26 results. Most popular Price, low to high Price, high to low Publication date, old to new Publication date, new to old. 33% off. Six Slovenian Poets. Celebrated author Brane Mozetič delivers a series of short stories aching with the sexuality and confusion of the modern experience. This collection traces the geography of modern sexuality both devoid of affection or sentimentality and obsessed with issues of power and control. Celebrated author Brane Mozeti delivers a series of short stories aching with the sexuality and confusion of the modern experience.

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He also pursued an advanced degree in comparative literature in Paris.

He also pursued an advanced degree in comparative literature in Paris. He has translated a number of French authors, among which Rimbaud, Genet, Foucault, and Brossard, published ten poetry collections and three works of fiction, winning the City of Ljubljana Poetry Prize and the European Poetry Prize-Falgwe.

Fiction. LGBT Studies. Translated from the Slovenian by Tamara Soban. Celebrated author Brane Mozetič delivers a series of short stories aching with the sexuality and confusion of the modern experience. Mozetič, editor of the gay journal Revolver, has been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Croatian and Spanish. This collection traces the geography of modern sexuality both devoid of affection or sentimentality and obsessed with issues of power and control.
Reviews (3)
Cordantrius
Brane Mozeti'c is a brilliant Slovenian author whose works are slowly gaining an audience in this country (see his collection of poetry BANALITIES available on Amazon.com). He is not only a gifted writer who understands the importance of understatement in weaving his stories, making his potentially 'dark side revelations' seem even more frightening by refusing to give in to the usual tendency to sensationalize, but he is also a writer whose topics are of the sort that at first may appeal to only a small audience of readers....for now. His work can comfortably be compared to the writings of Jean Genet, Andre Gide, John Rechy, and even the Marquis de Sade!

Yes, each of these thirty-five short stories here collected are for the most part about the isolation of the darker side of same sex nocturnal foraging for satisfaction. But while at times the stories are lurid in detail, they remain the response of the narrator whose deep physical needs are more often than not unmet by strange encounters. Mozetic' manages to insert humor here and there, violence and terror in other places, but the overall feeling that the reader has after completing this volume of bizarre stories is an awareness of how the narrator's emotional needs are not fulfilled by his attempts to seek out fantasies in the interstices of the night: his world feels hollow and we feel the need to comfort him.

The stories are translated by Tamara Soban and are presented with a knowledge of both the crass experiences and the angst that the author describes. This book may be difficult reading for the general audience, but for those with curious minds about an underworld too little known, this writing is some of the best available. Grady Harp, May 09

Fegelv
PASSION, translated fearlessly by Tamara Soban, brings together a large number of short tales by the Slovenian poet and arts activist Brane Mozetic. Most take up sexual themes, often from a first person narrator, often enough to make you think that Brane Mozetic's probably had more sex than you, me, and the next fifty-five guys you see on the street. It's a memorable sort of love, hard and cold like the chambers of a revolver, but individual moments are warm and tender, though not so many as the shocking encounters Brane or his surrogate "I" experience on the streets, beaches and bars of Ljubljana, the sex capital of the Balkans.

In "Gym," for example, our hero encounters a mysterious, possibly drug-addicted young man he calls "Z." Many of these guys have only initials for names, which gives them a cleverly constructed anonymity, as though (even though they are fictional characters) they must be protected from themselves and from our knowledge of their bodies. "Z. was a gym teacher," the story begins. "I bumped into him in a bar, I almost raped him." The two men go home together and spend a pleasant weekend, but then things turn grim when Z. petulantly rejects our hero, which causes him to fly into a rage, the sort of murderous rage Othello displayed towards Desdemona. In another story, our boy is accosted by a group of street toughs who force him into oral sex, and then, after he escapes, trauma sets in and he goes out and buys a series of cucumbers which he forces (one at a time) into his rectum until blood spurts out of his sphincter. In this way we see how victims of sex crimes sometimes take on the rituals of brutality and economy that have caused them enormous pain. When his rapists return, they continue to sodomize him, dipping into his anus "dunking them in me like bread in wine."

It isn't always pretty and at times gets pretty morbid, but if you want a walk on the wild side of Maribor, Velenje, or Celje I can recommend no harder-hitting nor more beautiful a book than Mozetic's PASSION.

Beabandis
If you haven't heard of Brane Mozetič, then it's time to wake up - and this book will be quite a rude awakening. Throughout the last two decades, Mozetič has emerged as one of the most controversial public figures in Slovenia, nearly single-handedly launching the gay rights movement that has spread like a wildfire across the countries of the former Eastern Bloc. All while pursuing an art that dares to explore the darkest aspects of queer life in the urban milieu, a personal and confrontational ars poetica fraught with pain, compassion, desire and delirium. In Passion, Mozetič nosedives into the banal only to discover the violence lingering just below the surface - a violence he then fearlessly explodes, shards of truth flying everywhere. In spite of its visceral evocations, however, Passion's most shocking accomplishment is its emotional honesty. Savagely funny, depraved in its excesses, Passion is the portrait of a loony bin seldom explored in literature; it's called real life.

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