Drago Jančar. And Love Itself

After the occupation of Yugoslavia by German forces in 1941, the Slovenian city of Maribor, historically a German-speaking town with a large German minority, is annexed to the Third Reich. In the city renamed Marburg an der Drau, neighbours and friends of yesterday are torn apart and a resistance movement is organised in the surrounding hills. The three characters at the heart of the novel, Valentin, a partisan resistance fighter, his girlfriend Sonja, and the SS officer Ludwig, once called Ludek, each try in their own way to defend their love from the senselessness of evil and the downfall of human dignity. The war upsets their perception of the world and of themselves and inevitably breaks their lives.

Drago Jančar
І кохання теж = And Love Itself / trans. Olena Dziuba-Pohrebniak. – Kyiv: Dukh i Litera, 2020. – 352 p.

ISBN 978-966-378-815-9

The book was translated and published with the support of the Slovenian Book Agency.

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