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Author Potočnjak, Dragica, 1958-
Title Alisa, Alica. English
Alisa, Alice / Dragica Potočnjak ; translated by Lesley Anne Wade.
Imprint Bristol, UK ; Portland, OR : Intellect, 2003.

Author Potočnjak, Dragica, 1958-
Subject Refugees -- Slovenia -- Drama.
Alt Name Soule, Lesley Wade, 1949-
Description 1 online resource (vi, 82 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-82).
Note Translated from the Slovenian.
Contents Cover -- Preliminary Pages -- Author's Preface -- Alisa, Alice -- Translator's Afterword -- Endnotes.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Summary Alisa, Alice' is a humanely cruel and deeply moving drama, full of passion and desire. The clash of two cultures - two worlds - is described with psychological accuracy and depth. Alisa, a young Muslim refugee scarred by the Balkan war finds shelter with Magda, a representative of the common so-called civilised but self-destructive and self-loving western world. Magda, through the sadism arising from her despair and loss of purpose, her psychological confusion, causes the suicide of Alisa. Their relationship permeated as much with love as with hatred, is decanted through the dictatorship of language into a miraculous, irrational and mysterious atmosphere. In places, the style of the play is reminiscent of Pinter's comedy of menace. The realistically based dramatic events are firmly grounded in a recognisable and actual contemporaneity. Poetic ambiguity facilitates universal interpretation, and here and there extends to the magical and surreal.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1841508861 (electronic bk.)
9781841508863 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 53009374
Link International bibliography of theatre & dance with full text. Ipswich, MA. EBSCO Pub., 2005- (OCoLC)62903283
Additional Format Print version: Potočnjak, Dragica. Alisa, Alica. English. Alisa, Alice. Bristol, UK ; Portland, OR : Intellect, 2003 1841501042 (OCoLC)50939238

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