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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Since Croatian is my mother-language strong, melodic rhythm can be felt in long line of insults. The narrator and main character faces the hostility of a whole hypocrite society after denouncing the murderous personality of the rich entrepreneur Domacinski.

Seeing, the first part highly decorated with insults I was amused and confused am I reading diary, one of short stories, novel or what. Ivana rated it liked it Feb 10, Views Read Edit View history.

But the main character is always up and slapping people when they say things he finds ridiculous. Rest of the book is about him being slapped by society back and forth because of that opinion.

Feb 26, Dewey rated it it was amazing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Subsequently, he attended the Ludoviceum military academy at Budapest. I wish Nx could take the narrator around with me and just have him run his mouth in that polite but snarky way. He merely thought it, but it came out anyhow, absent-mindedly perhaps, but at the precise moment when the businessman was taking a breath between bombasts.


From this moment, all hell breaks loose If it does, On the Edge of Reason will take pride of place amongst your top ten fifteen, twenty, whaddever of all time The incident happened thirty years before, but the businessman relishes the telling of his killing the four “mad dogs. He began with experimental expressionist plays like Adam i Eva and Michelangelo Buonarrotidealing with defining passions of heroic figures, but eventually opted for more conventional naturalist plays.

Retrieved from ” https: Den Hakim rated it liked it Nov 07, It contrasts sharply with North American books that seem written in the thousands by committees of editors for generic reading markets.

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 main character is a respected member of the community, lives in a relatively unhappy marriage and has three children, three girls to which he refers to, at the very beginning as “three stupid geese”.

I suppose that’s one nq of a classic. Feb 06, Rebecca Duncan rated it it was amazing. Feb 28, Greg rated it really liked it Shelves: The first one is a novel about an artist, a novel written before Sartre’s Nausea.

On the Edge of Reason

Aug 17, Jonathan rated it really liked it Shelves: The town turns on paeti, he is sued for slander, and everything goes downhill. Various translators; edited by Branko Lenski. There’s no earthly reason or excuse for not reading this. Quotes from Na rubu pameti.


One evening, at a party attended by the local elite, he inadvertently blurts out an honest thought. May 26, ben rated it it was amazing. On the Edge of Reason and The Banquet in Blitva are essentially political-satires about kdleza the latter located in an imaginary Baltic country and called a political poemsaturated ruvu the atmosphere of all-pervasive totalitarianismwhile The Banners has rightly been dubbed a “Croatian War and Peace “.

This breach in decorum reverberates through the town and creates a series of devastating repercussions for the narrator. But the main character is always up and slapping people when they say things he finds ridiculous. This is basically the plot, but what attracts the attention of the reader the most kgleza a brisk critique of human stupidity, which is unlimited.

And everything that happens to him after that is surreal but somewhat plausible, as social commentary.

As folly piles on folly, hypocrisy on hypocrisy, reason itself orleza to give way, and the edge between reality and unreality disappears. It’s not the most inspirational tale of all time, but if you’re feeling incredibly frustrated by human behavior, this is great. Northwestern University Press, And so, from fear and foolishness, each bites the other’s throat, turned into animals by fright and terrified in face of the dark. Who knows, it could be you.

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