by award-winning Montenegrin novelist – Andrej Nikolaidis. ruminations on parenthood, father-son relationships, the City of Ulcinj, what is truth, what is sin?. Andrej Nikolaidis is a Bosnian novelist, columnist, and political adviser. His novel Sin (The Son) won the European Union Prize for Literature in FICTION. Andrej Nikolaidis. © ampimargini. Andrej Nikolaidis is a contemporary writer from one of Europe’s newest and smallest states: The Son (Sin, ).
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Published first published The Olcinium Trilogy 1. European Union Prize for Literature for Montenegro To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign adrej.
To ask other readers questions about Sinplease sign up. Lists with This Book. I took that as zndrej good sign, and, possibly, an indicator of things to come. Would the novel be morose yet shaped by grim humour? I hoped so, and my expectations were met amply in this dour, yet bleakly funny book.
InNikolaidis and his family moved to Ulcinj, nioklaidis Montenegro. Stuck in his anddej swamp of depression, our narrator rants, moans and complains about a range of things—his ex she finally got the gumption to leaveand the tourists who litter the landscape.
Our narrator is repulsed by the human race and does not exclude himself from his savage, unforgiving, pessimistic commentary. Our insomniac narrator finds mild interest in life through the most outrageous stories about serial killers.
The only things which still interested me were crime news and books about serial killers. It was as though only overt eruptions of evil could jolt me out of my indifference.
I no longer had the energy for the hermeneutics of evil. That was behind me now. Instead I chose nikolaifis manifestations of evil. If a man killed thirty people and buried them under his house, that still had a wow factor for me.
Ni,olaidis take our narrator out of his self-imposed isolation and out into town for the evening, and most of the book chronicles his misadventures and encounters with various people. These encounters include a meeting with an old school friend, talking to a Muslim preacher, an assignation with a prostitute and a surreal run-in with a family of lepers who live andrfj an abandoned underground Soviet era parking garage.
Extra house points must be awarded to Andrej Nikolaidis for ahdrej the wit, intelligence and balls to take a literary baseball bat to the knees of one of the most over quoted sentences from the giant of Russian literature: Perhaps this paradox can be explained by the contrast between our self-focused narrator and xndrej he encounters—people who genuinely lead miserable lives and yet find some sort of philosophy to transcend tragedy and cope with life.
What happens after that? Io l’ho letto in inglese per l’unico motivo che l’ho comprato nelquando ancora non sapevo che ci sarebbe stata una traduzione italiana. Il breve romanzo, a Recensione originale: Forse non era il momento giusto, il suo momento. Ad ogni modo, la storia segue appunto il protagonista, che non ha nome, in meno di 24 ore della sua vita, dopo che la moglie l’ha lasciato andandosene di casa.
E queste vite inevitabilmente, inestricabilmente si intrecciano. Oppure, sempre concentrandosi sullo schifo, il protagonista si interessa alle storie di serial killer, e nikolzidis racconta di alcuni cannibali di nikolidis ha letto. L’apatia e il desiderio di non fare si estendono a tal punto che l’uomo si arrabbia ferocemente quando la madre, malata terminale di cancro, nikklaidis chiede la grazia di ucciderla.
Il protagonista non sopporta il perdono. Anche questo ragazzo non sopportava il peso del perdono, e per questo ha ucciso. Il protagonista non uccide, ma marcisce nel putridume di una vita senza senso. Per finire vi voglio lasciare il link a due recensioni che nikolwidis sono piaciute molto: The narrator of Nikolaixis Son is not doing so well. His wife just left him and as the story starts, his greatuncle’s orchard, in which the narrator lives, burns down. To get away from the commotion he moves through the Montenegrin city of Ulcinj at night, where he meets all kinds of strange figures.
This setup could still mean it can be any kind of story. It could be a sinn of heartbreak, a comedy, the philosophical sim of a man who has lost too much too quickly. Instead, The Son is a strange and darkly funny book about a misanthrope who turns his evident except to him self-hatred inside out and despises every person and thing around him.
For me, the humour was good, but the structure felt too loose most of the time, and some things just didn’t make sense. For example, the stranger who randomly knows everything about his life and holds a longs monologue is a puzzling presence in the book he didn’t add much for me. It was a nice enough read but if it had been much longer I’d have disliked it.
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The mere gall spewing thing does not work for a longer time, that’s probably why Nikolaidis chose to keep the novel win. It is a very good thing that this book is short, because any more would be too much. Anrrej most of sndrej book, the character is an extreme parody of the main character in Sartre’s “Nausea”. He detests everyone, every religion, every human attachment, every philosophy.
Apart from this, he seems to have no ideas of his own, except one interesting one: This is touched on a few times, and then dropped. The narrator flees his house after a devastating It is a very good thing that this book is short, because any more would be too much.
The narrator flees his house after a devastating fire — not due to despair, nikolaifis rather to avoid having to interact with his father or receive condolences from neighbours. He wanders the tourist town overnight, meeting bizarre characters who serve only to provide him with more to disdain. Eventually, he meets someone who is more or less like himself. He is at first appreciative, then, without missing a beat, changes his entire perspective on life.
The Coming by Andrej Nikolaidis
So it anxrej about time I got my life back in order and returned to blogging about books in translation. However little we expect of life, it gives us even less. Disappointment is inevitable, and not even the complete absence of hope can free us of it. Well just about every page here contains something to make you ponder your own life.
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Andrej Nikolaidis was born in in Sarajevo, to a mixed Montenegrin-Greek family.
Until the age of six, he lived in the city of Ulcinj, where he returned in after the war in Bosnia erupted. Sincehe has written for regional independent and liberal media, as well as for cultural magazines.
He is considered by many to be one of the most influential intellectuals of the younger generati Andrej Nikolaidis was born in in Sarajevo, to a mixed Montenegrin-Greek family. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential intellectuals of the younger generation in the region, known for his anti-war activism and for his promotion of the rights of minorities.
Nikolaidis also publicly defended the victims of police torture, which resulted in his receiving many threats, including a death threat during a live radio appearance. He has often stated that he considers freedom of speech to be the basis of freedom.
Sincehe has been employed as an advisor for culture and free society in the parliament of Montenegro.