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Dževad Karahasan (born 25 January 1953) is a Bosnian writer and philosopher. Karahasan was awarded with Herder Prize and Goethe Medal for his writings.

Dževad Karahasan
Dževad Karahasan.jpg
Born (1953-01-25) 25 January 1953 (age 66)
Duvno, PR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
OccupationNovelist
LanguageBosnian, German
CitizenshipGermany
Alma materUniversity of Sarajevo
University of Zagreb
PeriodPostmodernism
GenreNovels

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Early lifeEdit

Karahasan was born in Duvno to a Bosniak family. He described his father as "religious communist" and mother as a devoted Muslim. He himself often spent time with Franciscan friars in the local monastery.[1]

EducationEdit

He studied literature and theatre at the university of Sarajevo. He received his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Zagreb.[2]

LifeEdit

In 1993 Karahasan fled the war in Sarajevo, a city that plays a central role in his work. From 1986 to 1993, Karahaan was a lecturer in drama and drama theory and the dean of the Academy for Performing Arts at the University of Sarajevo, since 1993 he has been a guest lecturer at various European universities, including Salzburg, Berlin and Göttingen.

WorksEdit

TheatreEdit

Since 1993 Karahasan works as a dramatist for ARBOS – Company for Music and Theatre. His plays have been performed in Austria (Vienna, Krems, Hallein, Eisenstadt, Salzburg, Villach, Klagenfurt), Germany (Gera, Erfurt, Berlin, Leipzig), Bosnia-Herzegovina (Sarajevo), Ukraine (Odessa), Czech Republic (Prague, Hradec Králové, Brno), Kosovo (Pristina), Poland (Szczecin), Singapore (Singapore Arts Festival) and USA (Washington DC).

Literature and essaysEdit

In addition to his dramas and novel Karahasan published numerous essays in various European newspapers.

PrizesEdit

Karahasan has been awarded many prizes, including:

PublicationsEdit

Novels and essaysEdit

  • "The Eastern Divan", 1993 ISBN 3-85129-084-4
  • "Sarajevo, Exodus of a City," 1993 ISBN 1-56836-057-6
  • "About the exile in the open society" 1994
  • "King's legends," 1996 ISBN 3-910161-73-1
  • "Citizen Handke, Serbs people" in "The anxiety of the poet from reality," 1996 ISBN 3-88243-412-0
  • "Should 'Faust' be saved?" in "Freedom.Equality.Fraternity." Bregenzer Festspiele 1996
  • "The Rink of Shahrijar" 1997 ISBN 3-87134-239-4
  • "Forms of life" (about theatre together with Herbert Gantschacher) 1999 ISN: 3852660416
  • "The questions to the calendar" 1999 ISBN 3-85266-118-8
  • "Sara and Serafina" 2000 ISBN 3-87134-409-5
  • "The book of Gardens" 2002
  • "Poetics at the Border" (together with Markus Jaroschka) 2003 ISBN 3-85489-084-2
  • "The Night Council" 2006 ISBN 3-458-17291-2
  • "Reports from The Dark World" 2007 ISBN 978-3-458-17337-3
  • "The Shadows of The Cities" 2010 ISBN 978-3-458-17451-6
  • "The Solace of the Night Sky" 2015

TheatreEdit

  • "The Wheel of St. Catherine," National Theatre Sarajevo 1990
  • "Al-Mukaffa|Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffa" Theatre Akzent Vienna by ARBOS - Company for Music and Theatre 1994[5]
  • "The Song of Fools of Europe" Literary installation of a libretto, together with Herbert Gantschacher, Künstlerhaus Salzburg by ARBOS - Company for Music and Theatre 1994
  • "Povuceni Andjeo" Danube Festival in Krems by ARBOS - Company for Music and Theatre 1995
  • "The Concert of Birds" Künstlerhaus Salzburg by ARBOS - Company for Music and Theatre 1997 ISBN 3-85266-037-8
  • "The Atlas of Feelings" Frankfurt/Oder 1999
  • "Woyzeck" adopted from the fragment of Georg Büchner, National Theatre Sarajevo 1999
  • "Babylon or The Trip of The Beautiful Jutte" European Cultural Centre Erfurt by ARBOS - Company for Music and Theatre 1999
  • "The Strangers" ARBOS - Company for Music and Theatre Vienna 2001
  • "UROBOS: Project Time" together with Herbert Gantschacher, Singapore Arts Festival by ARBOS - Company for Music and Theater 2001
  • "Snow and death" (adopted by Herbert Gantschacher) ARBOS - Company for Music and Theatre 2002
  • "On the edge of the desert" neuebuehnevillach by ARBOS - Company for Music and Theatre 2003
  • "An old Oriental Fable" ARBOS - Company for Music and Theatre 2004
  • "The Death of Empedocles" adopted from the fragment of Friedrich Hölderlin together with Herbert Gantschacher, ARBOS - Company for Music and Theatre 2005
  • "The One and The Other" ARBOS - Company for Music and Theatre 2005
  • "Banquet" neuebuehnevillach by ARBOS - Company for Music and Theatre 2005 ISSN 1012-4705
  • "The Maps of The Shadows" ARBOS - Companpy for Music and Theatre 2009
  • "Principle Gabriel" ARBOS - Company for Music and Theatre 2014[6]

RadiodramaEdit

  • "AL-Mukaffa" ORF Vienna 1994
  • "The Delighted Angel" ORF Vienna 1995

Audio CDsEdit

  • "Al-Mukaffa" ARBOS 1996
  • "The Singing of The Fools of Europe" ORF ARBOS 1998
  • "UROBOS : Project Time" Singapore Arts Festival 2001
  • "Banquet" Tonstudio Weikert ARBOS 2006

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bach, Aya; Rose, Jasmina (28 August 2012). "Goetheova medalja za bosanskog graditelja mostova". Deutsche Welle (in Croatian). Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  2. ^ Keller, Ursula; Raku?a, Ilma (January 1, 2004). "Europa Schreibt. Was Ist Das Europ„ische an Den Literaturen Europas?". Central European University Press. p. 184 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2010-06-12.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2010-11-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-24. Retrieved 2010-06-12.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-26. Retrieved 2014-07-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)