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How to Quiet a Vampire: A Sotie

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Published to acclaim in 1977, this controversial novel of ideas follows Konrad Rutkowski-professor of medieval history and former Gestapo officer-as he returns to the scene of his war crimes determined to renounce, or perhaps justify, his Nazi past. In a series of letters to a brother-in-law, Rutkowski lays out his ambivalent reactions to war and unthinkable violence, conn ...more
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Published April 26th 2005 by Northwestern University Press (first published 1977)
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Pmacdougald
Dec 19, 2014 Pmacdougald rated it it was amazing
Made the mistake of not writing this review immediately after finishing the book, but still. One of the most interesting and intellectually stimulating works of fiction I have read in a long time. Its definitely a novel of ideas – narrated by a German professor of medieval history, whose vacation to the fictional Yugoslavian town of D. (which I imagined to be Dubrovnik, Croatia) brings back memories of his reluctant wartime service there as an SS Obersturmführer – is a meditation on a number of ...more
Željko Obrenović
Sjajna ideja je gotovo uništena suvišnim esejiziranjem i filozofiranjem gde je trebalo delati.
Tanja
Feb 20, 2016 Tanja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantasticno!
Svakako knjiga koja zasluzuje da se procita vise puta zbog neverovatne koncentracije ideja kao i znacenja koji su u nju utkani.
U jednom radu sam procitala kako Pekic razlaze mitove i od njih pravi jednistvenu gradju za svoje romane - ovde je razorio sve logicke principe i stavio ih u korist jedne ideologije poput nacizma.
Takodje, ideja licne krivice, manjih i vecih kompromisa, kao i suocavanje sa sopstvenom prosloscu nije strana coveku kao bicu koje dela i gresi.
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Apr 13, 2016 Stasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A brilliant book by a brilliant wizard. Five stars for the sheer genius in it. To get a taste of what kind of a book this is, try reading just the interrogation of Gustav Fröhlich (no spoilers there), it will blow your mind.
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Love it.
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Borislav Pekić was a Serbian/Montenegrin political activist and writer. He was born in 1930, to a prominent family in Montenegro, at that time part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. From 1945 until his immigration to London in 1971, he lived in Belgrade. A staunch anti-communist throughout his life, he was the founding member of the Democratic Party during the post-Tito era and is considered one of th ...more
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