SCRISUL ROMANESC Fundatia - Editura
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Scrisul Romanesc Fundatia – Editura [Craiova, Romania May 1, 2014] announces the publication of Contrary Views, Columns from the Litchfield County Times 2003 – 2013, by Deyan Ranko Brashich.
Contrary Views is a collection of columns published in the Op Ed pages of Connecticut’s Litchfield County Times. Brashich writes of America as “George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a ‘musical kaleidoscope of America, of our vast melting pot, of our unduplicated national pep, of our blues, our metropolitan madness’ and Woody Guthrie’s hymns to it, This Land is Your Land and Roll on Columbia, Roll On”. Brashich dissects America’s obsession with political sex scandals, the hypocrisy of state sponsored gambling, forgery of million dollar art works by renowned auction galleries, the excesses of the museum industry and the art world. He does not shy away from criticizing government and the establishment for abuse and overreach and for allowing domestic and economic policies to bring despair and pain to America. His columns depict America as it is, warts and all.
“Many are mystified by America’s favorite sports, politics and baseball. Europeans just can’t grasp the fundamentals and rules that govern the games. They fail to perceive the ballet like beauty of baseball’s well executed double play; “Tinker to Evers to Chance” doesn’t ring a bell. American politics are elusive and incomprehensible to the uninitiated. It takes a native … to explain American politics.” Brashich then uses Gore Vidal’s novel Washington D.C., as a political template to explain politics, American style.
Deyan Ranko Brashich, an attorney born Belgrade, ex-Yugoslavia, is an Op Ed columnist for The Litchfield County Times and other newspapers. He writes a monthly column for Scrisul Romanesc, the Romanian literary magazine and is a Contributing Editor for The Country and Abroad, a literary/art magazine. He is a frequent contributor to Pecat, the Belgrade, Serbia news weekly and Britić, a magazine published in the United Kingdom. A long time Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut resident, he now resides in New York City. An expanded biography, contact and blog for “Contrary View” is at www.deyanbrashich.com.
SCRISUL ROMANESC PUBLISHING is part of the Foundation that publishes the Romanian literary magazines Scrisul Romanesc founded in 1927. It publishes works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and essays and has pioneered bi-lingual publication in English and Romanian of works deemed of interest and literary merit. A high resolution photograph of the cover follows.