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How to Quiet a Vampire: A Sotie
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
Paperback, 432 pages
Published April 26th 2005 by Northwestern University Press
(first published 1977)
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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 ...moreMore about Borislav Pekić...
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“Budućnost će, kao i uvek, hteti da odgaji sopstvene nove zablude; a što će one biti, zapravo, naše koliko i svet, neće smetati nijednom od praunuka da se njima diči, bišući u međuvremenu tur tvojim jeremijadskim opomenama i savetima.”
“Svetlost neba. Refleks ogledala. Sjaj stakla. Plamen lampe. One su posedovale izvestan pokret, ali je on bio lazan, razumete li me, Rutkovski, fantomski. Nije poticao iznutra, vec je bio posledica prelamanja svetlosti. Nesnosno osecanje, uveravam vas. Od toga je cak i moja istraga trpela. Najzad sam bio primoran da mu oci pokrijem crnom maramom. Smesno zar ne? Pa ipak logicno. Jer cemu oci ako nista ne odaju?”More quotes…