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Ministry of Pain (2004) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Ministry of Pain tells the story of Tanja Lucic, an exile from Yugoslavia and a lecturer in Serbo-Croatian literature at the University of Amsterdam. Her class is filled with other Yugoslav exiles, not much younger than she, who have found temporary refuge in the Department of Slavonic Languages. Rather than teach literature, Tanja prods the students to reconstruct their pasts by writing essays that indulge their "Yugonostalgia" and their memories of Yugoslavia's culture and disintegration in war. Meanwhile, Tanja and her student Igor form a dangerously close relationship that threatens to unleash all the tensions of life in exile.

Original title: Ministarstvo boli
Original languages: Serbo-Croatian


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Ministry of Pain

Ministry of Pain (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Michael Henry Heim
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Ministry of Pain (2006)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 0060825847
Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.4 x 0.9
Pages: 262

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