Tag Archives: Zarko Radakovic

A Revelation: Three Muses Appear in a Dream

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I have been suffering from writer’s block for most of a month now, two months maybe. Part of the problem is that I’m working on four different projects: a book on the standing metaphor (almost impossibly broad and perhaps beyond … Continue reading

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TV Review of “Book on Friendship” — Mr. Fiery and Mr. Worthless, Authors

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Review by Jasmina Vrbavac A section of the Belgrade TV program “Cultural Center,” 20 April 2022 https://www.rts.rs/page/tv/sr/story/21/rts-2/4781905/kulturni-centar.html The section about our Book of Friendship begins at 18:06. Besides or behind or with the generous and illuminating review, a fascinating set of animations … Continue reading

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Book of Friendship

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Aleksa Đukanović“RESURRECTION” OF THE SENTIMENTAL NOVEL(Book of Friendship, Žarko Radaković / Scott Abbott, Laguna 2022.) Review in Belgrade’s daily newspaper POLITIKA Translation by the well-known wizard: google translate A book about friendship: a joint prose achievement written in two voices … Continue reading

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Dwelling in the Promised Land as a Russian

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This week, World Literature Today posted a transcript of a conversation with Russian/American Julia Nemirovskaya and the translator of her poetry Boris Drakyuk. Julia is my former colleague at BYU and my friend. José Vergara introduces the two poets (interviewed … Continue reading

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The “We’re Not a Parade” Parade

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From the Salt Lake Tribune this morning: A year after rainbow ‘Y’ lighting, BYU cracks down on protests The school has limited access on Y Mountain, and it also asked LGBTQ students handing out pins Friday to leave campus The … Continue reading

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Book about Friendship in Belgrade

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Yesterday in Belgrade’s Politika, an interview with Žarko about our book on Friendship and his new book with David Albahari about Photography. Thanks to Dragan Aleksic for passing it on. An approximate translation by Google Translate: Interview: ŽARKO RADAKOVIĆ, writer and … Continue reading

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Knjiga o Prijateljstvu / Book about Friendship

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The same day my Dwelling in the Promised Land as a Stranger was published in the US, Zarko’s and my Book about Friendship was published in Belgrade by Laguna Press. I think their design is breathtaking. Watch for the English-language … Continue reading

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Peter Handke: 79th Birthday Today

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Peter Handke and his work have influenced and inspired me for more than 30 years. Proof lies in a set of publications on his work, translations of his work, and narratives of traveling with him. Today I’m deeply grateful for … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON ALEX CALDIERO’S “BAGGAGE”

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Friday evening, a week before the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s retrospective exhibition of Alex’s work closes, I spend an hour in the Street Gallery with time to reflect on what I am experiencing. Standing at the door leading into … Continue reading

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Ivo Andrić Prize

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In May, Peter Handke was awarded the “Ivo Andrić Prize” by the Andrić Institute in Višegrad for the best book published in Serbia or the Republic of Srpska during 2020. The award was for the novel “The Second Sword: May … Continue reading

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