Writers in Belgrade: Zarko Radakovic and Peter Handke

The City of Belgrade recently conferred honorary citizenship on Peter Handke. Zarko Radakovic travelled from Cologne to Belgrade to translate for Handke. After the ceremonies they spent two days hiking in the nature preserve Fruska Gora. It was a beautiful time, Zarko reports.

During the ceremony, Handke spoke about Serbian writers:

handkepok2105[2]Of the new Serbian writers, I have read, for example,  Dragan Velikic. . . . I am especially fond of Zarko Radakovic, an extremely unusual writer. Everything he sees he immediately transforms into words. . . . Dragan Aleksic, who lives in Ohio and comes from Bela Crkva, is, for me, a great poet.

….. A photo from Belgrade, Handke in the foreground, Zarko in the blue shirt behind.

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 http://works.bepress.com/scott_abbott/
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One Response to Writers in Belgrade: Zarko Radakovic and Peter Handke

  1. Dragan Aleksic says:

    Dragan Aleksic


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