Living On Air

Living On Air by Nina Zivancevic Living On Air, a novel by Nina Zivancevic

Living on Air is Nina Zivancevic’s first novel written in an epistolary form. Its title, Living on Air was chosen by an attentive reader of this dreamy and zany piece of fiction – Gerard Malanga (photographer/poet/ Warhol’s archivist cum secretary) who was the first one to point out the strong social issues and colourful background which dominate its seemingly plotless structure.

Megalopolis such as New York, in the age of plagues – be it AIDS, be it a financial countdown of the world’s mega-depression, be it the impoverished human communication – appears to be the real hero of Zivancevic’s fiction. However, the ambiguous young immigrant’s experiences in her new homeland can easily sway us into thinking that this may be nothing but just “another novel on brave immigration”. It is not. Zivancevic, as a genuine poet/scholar and a performance artist puts on her dark Eastern European sunglasses and through their lens observes her new planet which shines dark in front of her.

Another Eastern European, Julia Kristeva, critically described that foreign place which dwells at the same time outside and inside of us – she had entitled it The Black Sun. However, Nina Zivancevic’s lyrical novel defies the notion of the genre as much as it redefines its themes and the socio-political issues. Its aesthetic approach to the actual problems in a society, clarifies the idea that the cause of the society’s terminal ills and diseases is to be found in its existential, moral and social fabric.

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Letters To Myself

Letters To Myself by Nina ZivancevicLETTERS TO MYSELF by Nina Zivancevic

This is the widely acclaimed Serbian poet Nina Zivancevic’s most accomplished book of poetry written in English. Having escaped a multitude of multi-layered and multicultural traps as might be expected of any immortal poet, in her latest book of verse she comes back to her origins. The poem ‘Phoenix’ reflects the poet’s personal cycles of life in more ways than one, but how many times can she emerge from the fire? ‘The Cure’ is simply the poet’s dialogue with her own death, having realised that all her negotiations with the possibilities of rebirth were over. A profound and essentially lyrical book which recalls the brave dialogues of the Stoics; “Death is nothing and I am not afraid of it”.

Peer Reviews:

“Everything she learned about poetry – she learned from me!” Allen Ginsberg, poet, three months before his death.

“Brilliant.” “Somewhat like Picasso.” Genevieve Huttin, poet, philosopher, radio commentator.

“Letters to Myself give life that supreme sense of urgency and change, and time, and meaning. I love this new collection.” Johny Brown, Band of Holy Joy, sound sculpture, poet, playwright.

“Often irreverent, prophetic but always abundantly generous, Nina Zivancevic’s Letters are addressed to the self and to the world at large. An essential European poet for our times.” James Byrne, editor of The Wolf Magazine, poet, teacher.

“Throwaways no one would throw away, conversation no one normally hears, confessions of a woman more sinned against than sinning, her poems revel in their simplicity and sophistication. Behind the comic mask, a lot goes on. Witness the effortless grand canvas of ‘Berlin’ to see how a bohemienne writes on the move, touching the European pulse. Niall Mc DevittInternational Times, Irish poet.

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Also by Nina Zivancevic: her novel Living On Air. More of her work, including video performances can be found on her personal website.

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