Excursion to the Sky by Grozdana Olujic

An Excursion to the Sky by Grozdana Olujic. 1961 Dutton, first U.S. edition, 156 pages. Olujic was a Serbian author of novels, essays, fairy tales, and children's books. Excursion was her debut novel, published when she was twenty-four years old and inspired comparisons to Francoise Sagan (but make it bleak) and criticism from the "socialist realism" school of thought.

Condition: Jacket VG, some wear, book VG, glue residue on front pastedown, shelf wear

"At that moment I wasn't exactly dying to think of myself. Thinking about oneself, of one thinks honestly, is no special pleasure. I've generally left that satisfaction to other people."

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