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During his long and distinguished career, the Croatian writer Miroslav Krleza battled against many forms of tyranny. On the Edge of Reason reveals the fundamental chasm between conformity and individuality. As folly piles on folly, hypocrisy on hypocrisy, reason itself begins to give way, and the edge between reality and unreality disappears.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811222044
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 06/06/2023
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 656,349
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

During his long and distinguished career, the Croatian writer Miroslav Krleža (1893–1981) battled against many forms of tyranny. He wrote over forty novels, plays, and volumes of poetry and is widely considered to be the greatest Croatian writer of the twentieth century.

Zora Depolo also translated Krleža’s The Return of Philip Latinowicz.

Joshua Cohen was born in 1980 in Atlantic City. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction 2022 for The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family. He lives in New York City.

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"Human intelligence today is but nervous restlessness, or rather neurasthenic fussing amid the postdiluvian conditions of reality. We neurotic individuals are surrounded by dullards, landlords, owners of soda-water factories, honorable citizens and petit-bourgeois wearing bowlers and felt hats as they attend one another’s funerals.”

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