NA RUBU PAMETI [MIROSLAV KRLEZA] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Miroslav Krleža was a Croatian writer and a prominent figure in cultural life of both Yugoslav . On the Edge of Reason (Na rubu pameti, ). Translated by . Buy Na rubu pameti by Miroslav Krleza (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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Trivia About On the Edge of Re If it does, On the Edge of Reason will take pride of place amongst your top ten fifteen, twenty, whaddever of all time He’s the best, dude. James rated it liked it Sep 11, The narrator is krlea and reduced to an enemy of the people as he faces slander and mock-trials. Luci rated it liked it Oct 05, The protagonist’s cynicism is beyond the pale. And yet, he didn’t mean to say what he said.

Selected Revolutionary Writings The Glembays, ppameti, and other early texts. Quotes from On the Edge of Re There are pameri discussion topics on this book yet. A leading Croatian writer and a figure in cultural life of both Yugoslav states, the Kingdom and the Republic until his death in But the main character is A satire or two has come out in recent years that didn’t make much sense at all to me, and On the Edge is a better book than other satires I’ve read recently. Harbors Rich in Ships: The man calls a captain of industry an immoral murderer after hearing a story about how the rich man shot four peasants in the back for trying to steal some wine out of his cellar.

He merely thought it, but it came out anyhow, absent-mindedly perhaps, but at the precise moment when the businessman was taking a breath pametj bombasts. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. I would cut a bit of bacon; I would shelter behind a willow tree, put two or three grenades in my pocket… and I would aim at one of those fellows responsible for being here on our straw mattresses, lying like loaves of bread. On the Edge of Reason Na rubu pameti, Most people when they hear that beep they write up a little slip with the return vendors name ASAP and get that book onto a cart to be shipped back.


I read this years ago, having picked it up randomly at a small, independent bookstore, and I haven’t seen it elsewhere. On the Edge of Reason and The Banquet in Blitva are essentially political-satires about ideas the latter located in an imaginary Baltic country and called a political poemsaturated with the atmosphere of all-pervasive totalitarianismwhile The Banners has rightly been dubbed a “Croatian War and Peace “.

On the Edge of Reason

Refresh and try again. During his long and distinguished career, the Croatian writer Miroslav Krleza battled against many forms of tyranny. So the protagonist started with my sympathy. Northwestern University Press, But the main character is always up and slapping people when they say things he finds ridiculous.

Mateja Zlo rated it liked it Dec 05, One evening, after having drank a couple of glasses of wine, sitting in a garden with his wife and some very important townsfolk, he makes a sarcastic comment under his breath when the host of the evening starts bragging about his criminal ventures after the First World War.

Is slander ever justified? He knows that his life is a farce, but he does not have the courage to end with it, as he is angry and critical towards himself the most, because everything aforementioned is an image of himself, and reminds him of his failures.

The story sees a successful man in a somewhat warped and provincial society accidentally let out a few words based on integrity rather than on getting along with the crowd. Oct 19, Angie rated it liked it. Dan Edwards rated it liked it Apr 03, To ask other readers questions about Na rubu pametiplease sign up.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The best known is Gospoda Glembajevi The Glembaysa cycle dealing with the decay of a bourgeois family. It doesn’t really work to get my ire up or make me want to make changes, since all humans in the story are ridiculous and unrelate-able. The questions I raise however, are worldly ones-not of the plain statements of individuals. May 26, ben rated it it was amazing. You, either, shut up and behave as you’re expected to behave, or speak your mind and face the consequences.


Only he has a breaking point. Mar 29, Tara rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

From this moment, all hell breaks loose I could start listing all the ways that I cowardly and silently just go along with things that I know are wrong, but I’m trying to be less negative about myself in these reviews, so instead I’ll just make myself the hero of books and pretend that I’m really a great and virtuous person who always does what is right as opposed to what is easiest, or most accepted. We only get the stars because I’m under the impression that the translation is less than complete.

To be logical in this world results in being ns mad. From this m During his long and distinguished career, the Croatian writer Krpeza Krleza battled against many forms of tyranny. Easy read, nice pictures, delicious insults, interesting views on society and life means if you get your hands on it, I recommend to read, but hardly can tell that it is one of do-not-miss books.

The book feels surprisingly contemporary despite being published nearly 80 years ago.

On the Edge of Reason by Miroslav Krleža

Return to Book Page. Be the first to ask a question about On the Edge of Reason. So I loved it. The town turns on him, he is sued for slander, and everything goes downhill. The Banquet in Blitva Banket u Blitvi,

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