The stories in the volume Punk is dead are written in a stark language, pulling no punches. They follow the boozed-up ups and downs of the narrator and his cronies. They are on the fringes of Slovene society and lead aimless lives, with no purpose in view, or none other but weird reasons they can justify. They are outsiders and losers. But Kosmač shows their little dramas with such unbridled humanity and compassion that nothing but empathy for them can be evoked in the reader. The collection of stories is peppered with tragicomic situations as well as fresh and crude descriptions, exuding an atypical beauty. All of these elements challenge the established social norms we are usually obliged to live by.