Tag Archives: Repetitions

Serbian Authors: Stubovi kultura

A few hours ago Zarko sent me this photo of a gathering of authors in the lobby of the Belgrade publisher Stubovi kultura. “We are there too,” he wrote. It takes some careful looking, but there are our portraits on … Continue reading

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Paul Crow: Repetitions

The idea of repetition is a recurring one (pun intended). Kierkegaard wrote a book titled Repetition and Robbe-Grillet wrote a novel with that title. Peter Handke’s novel Repetition was a catalyst for the trip I took with Zarko Radakovic into the Austrian/Slovenian landscape of … Continue reading

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Preparing for a Review of David Albahari’s Two New Books in English

I’m just about done with a review I’ve been working on for over a year. Here is how it will begin: Double Consciousness David Albahari Globetrotter Translated by Ellen Elias-Bursać Yale, 2014 Learning Cyrillic Translated from the Serbian by Ellen … Continue reading

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Vampires & A Reasonable Dictionary: The Book in and of Itself

In the mail today, the second volume of our set. Feels good to hold it in my hands. Both covers with drawings by Nina Pops.

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Charles Simic Translates Radmila Lazic

The current New York Review of Books includes Radmila Lazic’s “Psalm of Despair.” She was born the same year I was. I would like to write a poem about despair myself. On a long, dark, cold night it caught my … Continue reading

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Alex Caldiero Responds to Our REPETITIONS

Dear Zarko and Scott, after some time spent with your book, Repetitions, I wanted to respond, not in any complete way, but in a series of observations which I hope you may find helpful as you reflect on that work … Continue reading

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Forms of Serbian Fiction: David Albahari and Zarko Radakovic

Last night, after reading David Albahari’s novel Ludwig in German translation, a novel about a writer obsessed with a writer named Ludwig and with the city of Belgrade, where they both live, I stepped onto our deck that overlooks Utah … Continue reading

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The Book

The first two copies arrived today. Feels like magic to have them in my hands and eyes.

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REPETITIONS has been published!

Punctum Books has published Zarko’s and my book. They did a great job with the covers, using a drawing by Nina Pops. Click here to see their website and to download or buy the book. And it is available on … Continue reading

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Nina Pops, Book 10, 18.5.2007, Apartment, Belgrade — 2009

This painting by Serbian-German painter Nina Pops has been hanging on our wall for a month now. It was part of the November exhibition “Querschnitt” at Cologne’s Kulturbunker, for which I wrote an essay. It seems miraculous that the painting … Continue reading

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