Clio publishing company: Grail on water

Clio publishing company: Grail on water

08/02/2015

The Project Grail on water is a result of a particular editorial concept which has been maintaining in Clio for 23 years. The idea of the concept is to respond to the cultural needs of our environment and to show a variety of literary poetics from the whole world. Grail is a book collection based on translations of novels from literary fields that are not well known in Serbia, and on the contrary, very much appreciated in their countries. The stories take place in the modern time, reflecting the atmosphere in which they are created, introducing readers with the diversity of cultural identities. Thus, we consider the four books chosen for this year’s project an inspiration to writers as well as a challenge to the most experienced translators. The authors are from Netherlands, Greece, France and Italy and each one of them describes everyday life stories about ordinary people, but besides that we can also feel the atmosphere of the specific environment and dramatic social and cultural changes, and their effect on lives of ordinary people.
These literary works tell us about current problems of different societies which are becoming general in all European countries. Serbian readers will, thus, get to know new writers and their literary poetics, as well as new European identity and compare it with its own experience.

Books: Un jour je m’en irai sans en avoir tout dit, Jean d’Ormesson; Figli dello stesso padre, Romana Petri; Rootless, Lefteris Koulierakis; De helaasheid der dingen, Dimitri Verhulst

These literary works tell us about current problems of different societies which are becoming general in all European countries. Serbian readers will, thus, get to know new writers and their literary poetics, as well as new European identity and compare it with its own experience.

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