2007-10-21

U kandžama druge zime or whatever

Although I am not an admirer of the prose of Marko Vidojković, this taste comes from a lack of delight with his aesthetic. I have not reached the conclusion that, apparently, much sillier people have, that his narratives and his commercial success are the result of a massive conspiracy to, erm, well, I can't be sure here, maybe to compel young people to enjoy novels that I enjoy much less than they do? To deflate the natural popularity of agitprop (never did an ersatz art form have a better name)? Better to let Ivan Čolović explain it, I'm sure.

2 comments:

underthesky@gmail.com said...

though we could argue that Vidojković's popularity was pretty much helped by intensive B92 campaign, which promoted him (as a personality, and not just his books) much more than other authors they published...

Eric Gordy said...

It's hard to understand. The best that contemporary Serbian literature has to offer is macho drunken boy stories? Can't be true!