Women of the XX Century

Book Presentation
Elfriede Jelinek, Doris Lessing & Nathalie Sarraute

Participants: Dr. Neva Šlibar, Alenka Koron, Suzana Koncut
Moderator: Darja Pavlič

The Cankarjeva publishing house can now present the latest volumes in the 20th Century Collection, including ‘The Golden Fruits’ (Les Fruits d’Or, 1963) by Nathalie Sarraute, ‘The Golden Notebook’, 1962, by Doris Lessing, and ‘The Lovers’ (Die Liebhaberinnen, 1995) by Elfriede Jelinek.
The Romanesque work of Nathalie Sarraute can be seen as a literary account of the aesthetic and technical problems which stand in the way of the writing process or the creation of art in general. When ‘The Golden Fruits’ received the International Award for Literature in 1964, reviewers declared it ‘a real celebration of the human intellect’, and now it can finally be celebrated in Slovene. If we open ‘The Golden Notebook’ by Doris Lessing, we can peek into the British moral and intellectual climate of the mid-century, into a work which, when published, was understood as a kind of a treatise on the war between the  sexes. The youngest of ‘the women of the 20th century’ is the controversial Elfriede Jelinek, who successfully  ruffles Austrian public opinion, which she could not avoid doing even when ‘The Lovers’ was published. Alongside a presentation of the Slovene translations,  Dr. Neva Šlibar, Alenka Koron and Suzana Koncut will share their thoughts on three authors who have left their mark on the 20th century.

In collaboration with: Cankarjeva založba

Date and time of event: 
Oct 26th 15:00
Place of event: 
Cankarjev dom, E 8/9