The House of Belgrade

The House of Belgrade

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by Borislav Pekic
     
 

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The Houses of Belgrade, first published in 1970, draws a parallel between the unrest culminating in the Belgrade student riots of 1968 and that at two earlier points in the history of Yugoslavia: the riots which preceded Germany's 1941 attack on Belgrade and the turmoil of Serbia's entry into WWI. Pekic relates his tale through Negovan, one of Belgrade's

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The Houses of Belgrade, first published in 1970, draws a parallel between the unrest culminating in the Belgrade student riots of 1968 and that at two earlier points in the history of Yugoslavia: the riots which preceded Germany's 1941 attack on Belgrade and the turmoil of Serbia's entry into WWI. Pekic relates his tale through Negovan, one of Belgrade's prime builders of houses, and through the metaphor of the gradual decline of the builder's mind presents a compelling look at the fear of loss and destruction in a chronically disrupted society.

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The Bernard Johnson translation of Pekic's prize-winning novel. Originally published by Harcourt in 1978. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810111417
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
03/02/1994
Series:
Writings from an Unbound Europe
Edition description:
1
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
4.75(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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Ronelle Alexander
"It is more important now than ever that the West hear the voices of intelligent writers from the lands of the former Yugoslavia. Borislav Pekic is a writer of great forcefulness and power."

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