Polica Dubova

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Echoes of Realities

Project in the frame of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

KUD Police Dubove publishing house is among the 58 publishers which will be supported by the European Union in the frame of the Creative Europe programme.


Contemporary philosophers, social scientists and artists have already indicated that we cannot consider reality as a determined singular entity with mono-causal logic and universal validity. On the contrary, a multiform phenomenon of reality, contextually sensitive and highly specific at the same time, is always represented according to the observer – his/her perspective and his/her perceptive categories. The project Echoes of Realities came out of these multicultural reflections and objections. It deals with contemporary re-evaluation of cultural patterns and habits in post-socialist and post-nationalist, multicultural world. Its aim is to juxtapose different social identities (minorities, migrants, refugees, women, homosexuals, diasporas, subcultural groups) as captured in literary narratives, and rethink the ties between complex realities of various social environments and their multiple and often also divergent ways of representation. The title of the project thus stresses this connection between social (reality) and personal representation (echo).

Selected works (seven books from Polish, Czech, German, and English landi,guage) are chosen with regard to the author's capability and sensibility to address these questions in outstanding literary language and explain a paradigm rupture between old and new world (mentality) in a delicate manner. All authors deal with mechanisms of memory/remembrance, and some also with strategies of social oblivion/personal amnesia. All authors are developing their personal style in relation to the past constructions of their literary figures or to their future projections. None of the selected authors is limited by anachronistic discursive strategies and normative world view, just the opposite, all are able to manifest and articulate today’s risky identity shifts, nomadic subjects and contradictory cultural diversity. With selected books we offer literary and social tools to think about realities and their representations more closely.

Authors and works (by alphabetical order):

  • Marica Bodrožić: Kirschholz und alte Gefühle (German; translator: Ana Jasmina Oseban)
  • Radka Denemarková: Příspěvek k dějinám radosti (Czech; translator: Tatjana Jamnik)
  • Ignacy Karpowicz: ości (Polish; translator: Jana Unuk)
  • Jan Němec: Dějiny světla (Czech; translator: Tatjana Jamnik)
  • Ben Okri: The Famished Road (English; translator:  Urban Belina)
  • Minoli Salgado: A Little Dust on the Eyes (English; translator: Ana Jasmina Oseban)
  • Olga Tokarczuk: Xięgi Jakubowe (Polish; translator: Jana Unuk)

Three reading clubs, moderated by PhD. Iztok Osojnik, have been organized in the frame of the project: What Books Have to Say (season 1, season 2) at the Ljubljana City Library, Tea with Literature at the First Grammar School in Celje and Reading with PhD. Iztok Osojnik at the Grosuplje City Library.

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.


Short presentation of the books  -  27102017Echoes_of_Realities_books_excerpts_EN_p.pdf


Kratka predstavitev knjig  -  27102017Odmevi_resnicnosti_povzetki_knjig_SL_p.pdf

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