Vampires & A Reasonable Dictionary

Zarko’s and my book Vampires & A Reasonable Dictionary has been published. It’s available at punctum books. For more about the books and the authors, including photos from the trips the books chronicle, click HERE.

The cover:

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[click on image for a larger version]

The new book is the companion volume to our Repetitions, published last year.


I like to think of the two books together under the rubric “DoubleVision”:

two books about travel in the former Yugoslavia (and the American West),

two books separated by a civil war,

two books written in two voices (or, given the passage of years between them, in two early voices and two late voices),

two books that circle and recircle the works and person of Peter Handke.


Here’s what the books looked like in their original Serbian versions:


About Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at
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2 Responses to Vampires & A Reasonable Dictionary

  1. flowerville says:

    nice vampire colours. i love the last lines, two sets of eyes and so on, it reminds me of the recent poodle cloud doctrine, there it is again, double vision.


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