About the Book
Victims of the Biedermeier is a haunting, yet hopeful, tale of a writer named Vukašin Pomorišac and his search for answers about his hometown’s past and the famous painter named Konstantin Daniel. This fast-paced, layered story alternates perspectives between the writer and flashbacks to the painter’s life as seen through the eyes of his student, Lazar.
Vukašin Pomorišac struggles to find connections to the painter, but is also hindered by dealing with his third heart attack, which has brought back an onslaught of memories of his brother’s suicide ten years ago. As Vukašin gains new insights into his brother’s suicide, and Lazar learns from one of the best painters of the time, you will be left wondering, how do their lives collide?
This translation of Radivoj Šajtinac’s renowned novel adds a new and diverse element to the recently published works in the US. Victims of the Biedermeier will expand your literary horizons and is a wonderful addition to American foreign literature, which is still so rare and wonderful. Readers of literary classics and other translated works of fiction will love this book. Experience Serbia through Victims of the Biedermeier.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-61343-055-2
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-61343-056-9
eBook ISBN: 978-1-61343-057-6