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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A product of the times- interesting, serious and actually still quite relevant. Lists with This Book. I read this years ago, having picked it up randomly at a small, independent bookstore, and I haven’t seen it elsewhere. The author couldn’t help pamtei it like he saw it, and from what I understand, that didn’t make him too popular with society figures who wanted to flatter ruubu in real life either.

Svinjica rated it liked it Dec 19, Who knows, it could be you. To end this review, I would like to paraphrase one of my favorite lines in the book: May 13, Toby Newton rated it it was amazing.

Seeing, the first part highly decorated with insults I was amused and confused am I reading diary, one of short stories, novel or what. He defected to Serbia but was dismissed as a suspected spy. Refresh and try again. He has often been proclaimed as the greatest Croatian writer of the 20th century.

Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. But he’s treated like a criminal.

So again, it works as a better satire and better social commentary than others I’ve seen. Refresh and try again. View all 10 comments. I’ve had an employee go rat me out to the store manager because I wasn’t listening to the PDT and instead kept books based on sales. Dec 27, Mr Greg rated it liked it. Krleza deceptively starts off with his protagonist penning a banal self-portrait; he is, he tells us, a well-meaning nonentity who has a high tolerance for the vast folly he see around him as he drifts through life, corporate attorney for a manufacturing company.

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Dan Edwards rated it liked it Apr 03, So the protagonist started with my sympathy. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He I read this years ago, having picked it up randomly at a small, independent bookstore, and I haven’t seen it elsewhere. Published krleeza Globus media, Zagreb first published So many stupid things in fact that are mostly the result of a long succession of people just nodding along to idiocy.

And everything that happens to him after that is surreal but somewhat plausible, as social commentary. Two he shot at the cellar door; the other two at the fence that led to safety. We only get the stars because I’m under the impression that the translation is less than complete.

The narrator and main character faces the hostility of a whole hypocrite society after krlfza the murderous personality of the rich entrepreneur Domacinski. Mar 03, L rated it really liked it Shelves: Unfortunate as I found this to be a wonderful philosophical piece on perception, delusion, and humanity in general. But the main character is A satire or two has come out in recent years that didn’t make much sense at all to me, and On the Edge is a better book than other satires I’ve read recently.

He’s the best, dude. Aug 17, Jonathan rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

During his long and distinguished career, the Croatian writer Miroslav Krleza battled against many ;ameti of tyranny. But the main character pameto always up and slapping people when they say things he finds ridiculous. All were shot in the back. A leading Croatian writer and a figure in cultural life of both Yugoslav states, the Kingdom and the Republic until his death in Upon his return to Croatia, he was demoted in the Austro-Hungarian army and sent as a common soldier to the Eastern front in World War I.

Na rubu pameti by Miroslav Krleža (3 star ratings)

Mar 29, Tara rated it really liked it. So again, it works as a better satire and better social commentary than others I’ve seen. Our first-person protagonist is unnamed. I’ve gotten ‘talked’ to by managers for this. ExpressionismSocialist realism. The man calls a captain of industry an immoral murderer after hearing a story about how the rich man shot four peasants in the back for trying to steal some wine out of his cellar. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’ve been lrleza many battles over the years with people over keeping books that are selling when the PDT tells them return them.

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Jul 18, Bernardo rated it it was amazing. It tells a story of a successful man, who becomes an outcast after publicly speaking his own mind and eventually starts questioning his own sanity after losing ties with his previous life as the consequence of his directness. So the protagonist started with my sympathy. Easy read, nice pictures, delicious insults, interesting views klreza society and life means if you get your hands on it, I recommend to read, but hardly can tell that it is one of do-not-miss books.

He began with experimental expressionist plays like Kgleza i Eva and Michelangelo Buonarrotidealing with defining passions of heroic figures, but eventually opted for more conventional naturalist plays. If it does, On the Edge of Reason will take pride of place amongst your top ten fifteen, twenty, whaddever of all time It was not an emotional read, but without doubt an interesting one.

On the Edge of Reason and The Banquet in Blitva are essentially political-satires about ideas the latter located in an imaginary Baltic country and called a political poemsaturated with the atmosphere of all-pervasive totalitarianismwhile The Banners has rightly been dubbed a “Croatian War and Peace “.