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This Woman is Called Jasna 05 – Lies and Witches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasna recognises herself and her friends in a novel by Croatian emigre writer, Dubravka Ugresic The Ministry of Pain. Upon finding herself as a character she reflects upon the issues of character development, plot, antagonists and protagonists. One of the characters is rewritten as a language specialist pondering the etymology of the words genuflect and execute, before turning his attention to the translation of the novel Ministry of Pain. Jasna tries creative writing and is intrigued by the authorial voice.

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