The stories in this probably best-known work by Drago Jančar reflect the complete 20th century. Strong and suggestive, the narration deals with life in various historical and political relations, with mysterious upheavals and with the thin line between beauty and love and between terror and crime.

Joyceov učenec (title of the English translation: Joyce’s Pupil) by Drago Jančar has been translated to Serbian by Ana Ristović under the title Džojsov učenik, published by Arhipelag, Belgrade.