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Cox, John K. 1964-

Works: 29 works in 76 publications in 2 languages and 6,352 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: DR1965, 949.71
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Publications about John K Cox
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Most widely held works by John K Cox
The history of Serbia by John K Cox( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
Geschiedenis van Servië van de Middeleeuwen tot 2001
Slovenia : evolving loyalties by John K Cox( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
"This scholarly work provides a concise introduction to contemporary Slovenia, offering an overview of Slovenia's historical background and intellectual history, and detailed analyses of the major political, economic and cultural developments since 1991. Portraying Slovenia as a distinctive state that paradoxically resists cultural homogenization, while moving beyond the national and towards Europe, John Cox examines this unique Eastern European nation as an extremely successful example of postcommunist transition." "This up-to-date text will be of particular interest to students of East Central Europe, modern European history and postcommunist democratization."--Jacket
The lute and the scars by Danilo Kiš( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Written between 1980 and 1986, the stories in The Lute and the Scars were transcribed from the manuscripts left by Danilo Kis following his death in 1989. Many are autobiographical. Others resurrect protagonists belonging to Kis's fellow Central European novelists
Psalm 44 by Danilo Kiš( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
A last major work by the influential Serbian writer to be translated into English demonstrates his use of lyrical and unguarded language and is inspired by the stories of real inmates and warders at Auschwitz, including Dr. Mengele, whose experiences shaped the themes and patterns of Kis' subsequent writings
The attic by Danilo Kiš( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Set in Belgrade "The Attic" explores the relationship of a young man, known only as Orpheus, to the art of writing: it also tracks his relationship with a colorful cast of characters. This is an account of one young man's quest to find a way to balance his life, his loves, and his art
Teaching about conflict and crisis in the former Yugoslavia : the case of Bosnia-Hercegovina by John K Cox( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Martin Kačur : the biography of an idealist by Ivan Cankar( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Povest Martin Kačur je izšla s podnaslovom Življenjepis idealista. Spremljamo pot učitelja Martina Kačurja od njegovega optimističnega prihoda v Zapolje, kjer ustanovi bralno društvo, vendar ga zaostalo okolje zavrne. Sledi odhod v Blatni Dol, kjer doživi zlom: po neuspelih poskusih osveščanja ljudi in po poroki začne piti in se utaplja v zaostalem okolju. V tretjem poglavju je predstavljeno Kačurjevo življenje v Lazah; deset let po Blatnem Dolu so se razmere sicer spremenile, nekdanji oportunist Ferjan se na primer proglaša za narodnjaka, za Kačurja pa je prepozno; začetni boj ga je dokončno zlomil. Spremna študija dr. Vinka Cudermana obravnava Cankarjeva ustvarjalna izhodišča, ustvarjalni proces in pripovedne postopke, lik Martina Kačurja in avtobiografske vzporednice s Cankarjem samim, hkrati tudi z Jermanom iz drame Hlapci. Posebno pozornost namenja izboru pripovedovalca, jeziku in Cankarjevemu poetičnemu slogu
Night and fog : the collected dramas and screenplays of Danilo Kiš by Danilo Kiš( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
This volume of translations represents the entire dramatic and cinematic ouevre of the Yugoslav writer Danilo Kis (1935, Subotica, Yugoslavia - 1989, Paris). Coming from a multicultural background, Kis was a living antipode to the emerging nationalisms of the late 20th century. The seven dramas and screenplays are accompanied by a historical introduction by the translator. Written in mid-career, the themes of these seven works vary widely. Two address classical themes, one is a dramatization Kis's own A Tomb for Boris Davidovich, and the others, explore the Holocaust and first decades of socialism in Tito's Yugoslavia and Hungary. What they have in common is Kis's ear for precise language, narrative experimentation, and his eye for the personal devastation of individuals in communist and fascist systems. Many consider A Wooden Trunk for Thomas Wolfe to be his finest play; it is the chronicle of the intense relationship of two men, one broken by Hitler's death camps and the other by Stalinism, as they wrestle with their own infirmities and need for remembrance. Night and Fog originates in the same milieu - the multicultural region between Belgrade and Szeged - as Kis's other autobiographical writings; a young narrator tracks his childhood teachers and their sparring over contested memories transitions slowly from nostalgia to bitter awareness. The Mechanical Lions is a must for anyone familiar with Kis's take on the Soviet purges of the 1930s; it is written with vintage Kis wryness, spareness, and emotional force. It bounces around through time and place to tell the story of the Soviet purges in the 1930s, and honor and historical truth join Old Bolsheviks and international activists on the NKVD's hit list
Mansarda by Danilo Kiš( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A Tale of Two Worlds by Vjenceslav Novak( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
In this novel, written by the esteemed novelist in 1901, a provincial composer and organist from Croatia struggles to find his way along the perilous frontier between the worlds of artistic vocation and humdrum family life. The local kapellmeister---a Czech, in good Habsburg tradition, and a confidant of Gaj and Palacky, influential politicians of the time---recognizes young Amadej Zlatanic as a prodigy and persuades the stingy mayor and stubborn parish priest to pack the teenager off to the conservatory in Prague. After several years of sordid student purgatory, Amadej returns to Croatia---ready for love and ready to make great art
Palača sanj by Ismail Kadare( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Slovenian and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"The role of my boots in the Anlogan Revolution" by Mate Dolenc( Article )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Irena Avsenik Nabergoj. Mirror of reality and dreams: stories and confessions by Ivan Cankar ... by John K Cox( Article )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Matthew Sharpe. Slavoj Žižek: A little piece of the real. Burlington: Ashgate, 2004 ... by John K Cox( Article )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Edvard Kardelj : a political biography by John K Cox( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Jože Pirejvec [!], Tito, Stalin in Zahod. Ljubljana: Delavska enotnost, 1987. 251 pp. by John K Cox( Article )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Slovenia by John K Cox( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Examines Slovenia's transition from a collection of provinces in the southern part of the Habsburg Empire, to a republic within Yugoslavia, to an independent state. Analyses political and economic developments since 1991
William T. Vollmann : a critical companion ( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This book is the first collection of essays on the works of William T. Vollmann. It offers a comprehensive overview of his writings through scholarly essays and nonscholarly reflections that assess his oeuvre in terms of four conceptual categories: social, historical, political, and methodological. Taken together, these pieces place Vollmann among his peers in contemporary North American literature and open up new avenues for readers to negotiate the many challenges and rewards his texts present
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