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The banquet in Blitva

Author: Miroslav Krleža; E D Goy; Jasna Levinger-Goy
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Having freed his country from foreign oppressors, Colonel Kristian Barutanski governs Blitva with an iron fist. He is opposed by Niels Nielsen, a melancholy intellectual who rails against the dictator and the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of society Barutanski recognizes in Nielsen a genuine foe; yet Nielsen, haunted by his own lapses of conscience, struggles to escape both the regime and the role of opposition  Read more...
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Krleža, Miroslav, 1893-1981.
Banquet in Blitva.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607075418
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miroslav Krleža; E D Goy; Jasna Levinger-Goy
ISBN: 0810118629 9780810118621
OCLC Number: 50279985
Description: 346 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Dr. Nielsen's "open letter" to Colonel Barutanski --
Colonel Barutanski's reply --
Panic --
A dead man on a trip --
Larsen's nocturne --
At Dominic's --
Rayevski's triumph --
Panic at Beauregard --
Where things go full belt --
"Valse de la mort" --
And melancholy can burst from a man like lava from a volcano --
In Blatvia.
Other Titles: Banket u Blitvi.
Responsibility: Miroslav Krleža ; translated from Croato-Serbian by Edward Dennis Goy, and Jasna Levinger-Goy.
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Colonel Barutanski, Lord of Blitva, has freed his country from foreign oppression and now governs with an iron fist. He despises the sycophants beneath him but also recognises amongst his people an  Read more...

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