Branka Cubrilo Branka Cubrilo i(A129717 works by)
Born: Established: 1961 Rijeka,
Ex Yugoslavia,
Eastern Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1992
Heritage: Croatian
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1 y The Lonely Poet and Other Stories Branka Cubrilo , Florida : Speaking Volumes , 2016 9683232 2016 selected work short story

'Otto Visconti creates a theatre of the absurd in which he is the main character and the anti-hero, the victor and the victim, the celebrity and an irrelevant, obscure and insecure poet misplaced in an isolated and cold world created by his insecurities, obsessions and illusions, governed by the strange inner forces throwing him mercilessly into absurd situations and even more bizarre conclusions and outcomes. He is the main protagonist and the narrator of his misfortunes in the first part of the collection. The second part of the collection offers stories collected from Sydney to New York featuring odd characters in their constant search for meaning, for satisfaction, fulfillment or adventure. They chose unusual avenues in their pursuit of personal happiness; the avenues that often lead them astray.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y Fiume : The Lost River Branka Cubrilo , Florida : Speaking Volumes , 2014 7590287 2014 single work novel

'When a chance meeting with a mysterious, yet familiar, 'Stranger' at a party in Sydney sets off a cycle of memories, Beatrice Szabo opens Pandora's Box which she had kept under lock and key for over seventy years: she left her native town of Fiume eloping with a famous writer, an event that provoked a local scandal and broke hearts and souls of a few families for several generations. When Beatrice came to Vienna with her lover in the aftermath of the Second World War, she never dreamt that beautiful Vienna would not be her last destination. Under unfavorable circumstances she marries David Goldberg, a Viennese Jew; while the atmosphere of war engulfs Austria they witness 'Crystal Night' and the fear and panic that widely spread; she sets off alone on a journey through war and panic-stricken Europe only to find herself in a Faraway Land—strange, exotic and sleepy Australia where her life takes an unthinkable turn.'

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1 y The Mosaic of the Broken Soul Branka Cubrilo , Florida : Speaking Volumes , 2011 7590350 2011 single work novel

'She called the lump in Her breast ‘a black pearl’, She called her Mother to nurse Her in the darkest hours, She called memories of the three men She loved at different times of Her life to draw the parallels between seemingly similar situations of betrayal. Who is going to betray Her, who is going to stay... ? She struggles with the meaning of life trying to find it through themes of motherhood, friendship, betrayal, displacement, illness, pain, grief and loss. She travelled to Andalucia, London, The Isle of Man, where She met colourful characters believing that the unknown can reverse the fragmentation and change reality, believing that all the little broken selves can once again bring the broken pieces into a cohesive mosaic.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 1 y Male lazi, velike lazi Branka Cubrilo , Rijeka : Adamic , 2001 Z1653093 2001 single work novel
1 1 y Rekvijem za Barbaru Branka Cubrilo , Rijeka : Adamic , 2000 Z1653067 2000 single work novel
1 1 y Fiume Corre : Rijeka tece Branka Cubrilo , Rijeka : Adamic , 1999 Z1653100 1999 single work novel