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Christos Tsiolkas

Datum narození: 1965

Christos Tsiolkas je australský spisovatel. Narodil se v rodině řeckých přistěhovalců v Austrálii. Vyrostl v Melbourne a vzdělání získal na Blackburn High School a na University of Melbourne. Patří mezi generaci spisovatelů označovanou termínem grunge nebo špinavý realismus.

Jeho debutem byla novela Ari , podle ní natočila v roce 1995 režisérka Ana Kokinos film Head On.

Citáty Christos Tsiolkas

„Chlapci a dívky potřebují stejnou lásku a péči, ale jsou jiní. Dělat, jako by tyto rozdíly nebyly, je prostě lež.“

„Homesickness hits hardest in the middle of a crowd in a large, alien city.“ Barracuda

„In the three minutes it takes the song to play I'm caught in a magic world of harmony and joy, a truly ecstatic joy, where the aching longing to be somewhere else, out of this city, out of this country, out of this body and out of this life, is kept at bay.“ Loaded

„In reading he found solitude. In reading he could dispel the blare of the world.“ Barracuda

„It is possible the world is divided into three genders - there are men, there are women and then there are women who choose to have nothing to do with children. How about men without children, he answered quickly, aren't they also different from fathers? She shook her head firmly, daring him to contradict her: no, all men are the same.“ The Slap

„Hugo pulled away from Rosie’s teat. ‘No one is allowed to touch my body without my permission.’ His voice was shrill and confident. Hector wondered where he learnt those words. From Rosie? At child care? Were they community announcements on the frigging television?“ The Slap

„She did not want the pleasurable and comfortable mediocrity in which she now wallowed to be the sum of her life.“ The Slap

„I hope for what I always hope for as a writer: a critical but kind reader. I think that is what we all hope for.“

„Son, always answer back when you receive an insult. Do it straight away. Even if there’s a chance there was nothing behind it, take back control, answer them back. An insult is an attack. You must counter.“ Barracuda

„I like being a faggot, mate, I like it a lot and I think being free in our middle age is what we deserve for straights making our childhood and our teenage years so cuntish.“ Barracuda

„I want two scars, one on each of my shoulder blades.”
He shrugged in confusion. “What do you mean?”
“Two scars,” I repeated, “for where my wings used to be, where my wings were torn away from me.“

„She moved in her world in slow motion. The little pills she took kept her safe, her eyes were empty of colour, of light. Every couple of years Joe’s father would take his wife to Greece, make a trek to a valley where the Virgin was said to appear. They would drink the holy water, cross themselves, and still the woman would search through her bag to get to the little pills that kept her sane. Sanity is a chemical reaction.“ Loaded

„E quem é que os americanos não destruíram? Olha o que eles estão a fazer no Médio Oriente. É a mesma coisa.
…Mas os Vietnamitas derrotaram-nos, porque eram um povo unido. Ao contrário dos idiotas dos Árabes… os Ingleses puseram-nos uns contra os outros há cem anos e eles são demasiado ignorantes para o perceberem. Se fossem unidos, podiam conquistar o mundo.
…A América não vai deixar ninguém conquistar o mundo, a não ser eles próprios. Rebentam com todos nós antes de deixarem seja quem for levar vantagem.“
The Slap

„Queria passar mais uns minutos no mundo que não fosse dominado pela hierarquia e o snobismo e a vingança.“ The Slap

„The swing between confronting the dangerous or brutal and the beautiful or the kind is one of the elements of being human that I have battled with all my life. That mixture of love and savagery is there in every important relationship in our lives: with parents, siblings, lovers, our closest friends. I have always wanted to be faithful to that truth.“

„Regrets, of course; only an imbecile did not have regrets. Regrets, some shame, a little guilt. But they had all done the best they could, they had raised their children well, educated them, housed them, made them safe and secure. They had all been good people. Death was never welcome but He always came. It was only to be truly lamented when He took the young, those neither prepared nor deserving of it. Then Death was cruel. Manolis watched the foam rise in the briki and he turned off the flame.“ The Slap

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