"A reading and writing adventure"
  • 07.10.2022.
  • Zagreb, HR

"A reading and writing adventure"

The Croatian writer and philosopher Hrvoje Jurić for Filozofski magazin wrote a review of Predrag Finci's work In the inner, the truth. Questions are raised about the complexity of the inner man, the inscrutability and depth of the man himself. From the review, we highlight a part of Jurić's thoughts on Finci: Finci's thoughts are disciplined and orderly, but not at all dry and boring. He often t...

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Sixty minutes of anthropology in Pločnik
  • 05.10.2022.
  • Zagreb, HR

Sixty minutes of anthropology in Pločnik

On Tuesday, October 4th, we hosted the first get-together under the Rhythm&Book program! The anthropologist Andrea Matošević and the moderator Vlatka Kolarović discussed anthropology – the most tolerant science, commenting on, through a discussion on the titles of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Marc Aime, the basic problems of today's anthropology, the burden that the discipline carries today due to...

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New book - „Putzi. Hitler's pianist“
  • 29.09.2022.
  • Zagreb, HR

New book - „Putzi. Hitler's pianist“

The novel Putzi. Hitler's Pianist by the French author Thomas Snégaroff shows us the rise of Hitler's Nazi Party to power in Germany and the role played by Ernst Hanfstaengl - Putzi, Führer's friend, confidant and pianist. Through the story of Putzi, we travel to the time of the spread of Nazi propaganda, the time of Hitler's rallies where masses of people listened as if hypnotized to hate speech ...

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Anita Peti-Stantić: The Rovelli phenomenon
  • 26.09.2022.
  • Zagreb, HR

Anita Peti-Stantić: The Rovelli phenomenon

Our reviewer and popularizer not only of Rovelli's books, but also of reading popular scientific literature in general, college professor Anita Peti-Stantić, for the portal Moderna vremena wrote a review of the two latest books of this great Italian physicist and addressed the question of why we should read scientific literature even if we are not scientists. From her article, we extract a piece ...

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At the sources of Kafka`s work
  • 26.05.2022.
  • Zagreb, HR

At the sources of Kafka`s work

I write differently than I say, I speak differently than I think, I mean differently than I should think, and so on to the deepest darkness. This quote is from first volume of Kafka's Diaries, which summarizes Kafka's life, as well as creativity. Kafka's handwritten version of diary notes, which were created from 1909 to 1912 from German translated University professor Nadežda Čačinovič. An exc...

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The book "Sovietistan" promoted on Kliofest
  • 24.05.2022.
  • Zagreb, HR

The book "Sovietistan" promoted on Kliofest

From May 17 to 20 The National and University Library in Zagreb hosted the ninth history festival Kliofest. Discounted books on historical topics could be bought at our stand, and we also promoted the book Sovjetistan by Norwegian anthropologist Erika Fatland. Political scientist Tihomir Cipek and historian Tvrtko Jakovina spoke about the book, and the discussion was led by Dijana Bahtijari.

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"Philosophy is alive if it deals with the problems of human beings"
  • 24.05.2022.
  • Zagreb, HR

"Philosophy is alive if it deals with the problems of human beings"

Norwegian writer and philosopher Lars Svendsen recently visited Zagreb. Journalist Petra Miočić Mandić was given the opportunity to talk to Svendsen live about the topics he deals with in his books and to learn more about his upcoming projects. "The issue of responsibility and lying is very important. In everyday communication we don`t always have to be careful what we say, but if we want to co...

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A meeting to remember - Lars Svendsen in Zagreb
  • 12.05.2022.
  • Zagreb, HR

A meeting to remember - Lars Svendsen in Zagreb

Lars Svendsen went back to Oslo, but we have memories of a wonderful time together. He was a guest at the Faculty of Croatian Studies, where he gave an interesting lecture on lying to very engaged students, which stimulated great interest and discussion. On the same day, at the literary club Booksa he talked about his books with Vlatka Kolarović and signed copies of his books for his readers. ...

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"Lying in politics is an inevitable fact"
  • 12.05.2022.
  • Zagreb, HR

"Lying in politics is an inevitable fact"

The well-known Norwegian philosopher Lars Svendsen gave an interview to Branimir Pofuk for Večernji list, announcing his visit to Zagreb. In the conversation, he presented his new book, Philosophy of Lying, explained the role of lies in politics and stressed the importance of trust, which is perhaps the key to his country's success: „You don't need a lot of lawyers, contracts and guarantees to do ...

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Shaun Walker in Večernji list
  • 03.05.2022.
  • Zagreb, HR

Shaun Walker in Večernji list

Shaun Walker, author of The Long Hangover and expert in Russian politics has, between two journalistic “expeditions” to Ukraine, given Branimir Pofuk an interview for Večernji list, concerning current events in the country. Speaking about the beginning of the invasion, Walker said: “It was such an obviously mad plan that it naturally gave rise to skepticism as to whether or not it was even real. ...

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