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Aleksandar Ristović,

I don’t care about the flowers, / which I merely invented / to give myself another reason to address you. — Aleksandar Ristović, from “Day-Dreaming in the midst of spring labors,” Devil’s Lunch: Selected Poems. Translated by Charles Simic. (Faber & Faber February 28, 2000)

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Milorad Pavić

I could see the bird soaring away. And then I realised there was no more shutting of your eyes to the truth,no salvation in being blindfolded, no dream and reality,no being awake or asleep. Everything is one and the same continuing eternal day and world, coiling around you like a snake. This is when I… Continue reading Milorad Pavić

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Milorad Pavić

I could see the bird soaring away. And then I realised there was no more shutting of your eyes to the truth,no salvation in being blindfolded, no dream and reality,no being awake or asleep. Everything is one and the same continuing eternal day and world, coiling around you like a snake. This is when I… Continue reading Milorad Pavić

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Aleksandar Ristović

About Death and Other Things How strange will be my death, of which I’ve been thinking since childhood: A sedentary old man leaving a small-town library leans to one side and eventually collapses on the lawn. I’ve every reason to believe that I’ll experience what the others have experienced while I climb the stairs carrying… Continue reading Aleksandar Ristović

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