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09 July
2014

Miljenko Jergović’s short story in Tygodnik Powszechny weekly

It seems to me that the 20th century is too much for me. And perhaps there is no sense in trying to grasp the whole, if we are interested in details. If we like to tell local stories, why should we take up the universal ones? I have always been interested in such a micro-scale outlook and in the world of detail, as in it, I imagine, the whole is reflected, in the same way as the whole world is mirrored in the smallest shard of a smashed car window. Grzegorz Jankowicz from Tygodnik Powszechny weekly is talking to Miljenko Jergović about the grandfather conscripted to Bosnian army, about the family relic written in Italian but in Cyrillic characters, about the last meal of Francis Ferdinand and about literature, which may be the only rescue for martyrs and exiles.

Let us remind you that the newest issue of Tygodnik Powszechny features the writer’s short story entitled The Supernatural Expression of His Hands, concerning the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo.