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Articles tagged "Macedonian Literature"

The City and the Writer: In Skopje with Igor Isakovski

Image: Igor Isakovski, photographed by Marjan Stojkovski. Igor Isakovski was a leading Macedonian poet, prose writer, translator, and editor. He was born on September 19, 1970 in Skopje and died on December 15, 2014. He was forty-four years old. Paired Post: A Tribute to Igor Isakovski If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo...

Ballad of Aunt Else’s Refugees

It's cold in Schlossberg. The stoves are full of our nails and hairs. The lift with coal and matches remained stuck in the middle of the hairdresser's by the City Gate. We had our forelocks trimmed for free there and now we look at each other as if in a mirror, pH neutral. When Aunt Else adds knitting to our slippers we play darts: she aiming her blue knitting needle at our hearts, we our red at hers. Gruss gott. The elastoplast stops the blood in the wound, and...

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