A new season of great books and fun beats
  • 25.09.2023.
  • Zagreb, HR

A new season of great books and fun beats

This October and November, a new season of great books and fun rhythms awaits you at Botaničar! With the Rhythm&Book program, our guests will present seven titles from the House of Good Books through three events, and the last date is reserved for the visit of a foreign author. As usual, everything will be moderated by HTV's editor and presenter Vlatka Kolarović, and Plazmatick, our permanent ...

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New title – „On People and Lemmings. Thoughts about Politics, Democracy and the Epidemic“
  • 25.09.2023.
  • Zagreb, HR

New title – „On People and Lemmings. Thoughts about Politics, Democracy and the Epidemic“

The book On People and Lemmings. Thoughts about Politics, Democracy and the Epidemic by one of world's most famous contemporary philosophers and political theorists, Giorgio Agamben, just came out of print.  The author collected his thoughts on politics, democracy and the epidemic in this book. In these precise, sometimes very short texts, he tries to reflect on the ethical and political con...

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New title – „Dandelion Season. Selected Stories“
  • 25.09.2023.
  • Zagreb, HR

New title – „Dandelion Season. Selected Stories“

Dandelion season. Selected stories is the first and long-awaited translation of Blaže Minevski's works into Croatian. The collection contains eighteen short stories that were translated from Macedonian by Tomislav Rovičanac, who also wrote the afterword. Minevski's stories are sad and poignant stories about one nation. They range from reality to fiction, from sheer writing, through true or fi...

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New title – „In Praise of Failure. Four Lessons in Humility“
  • 25.09.2023.
  • Zagreb, HR

New title – „In Praise of Failure. Four Lessons in Humility“

After Dying for Ideas. Dangerous Lives of the Philosophers, we published a second book by Costica Bradatan, In Praise of Failure. Four Lessons in Humility. The author explores several arenas of failure, from the social and political to the spiritual and biological. It begins by examining the defiant choices of the French mystic Simone Weil, who, in sympathy with exploited workers, took up factory ...

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„A book to keep us awake during late-night conversations“
  • 01.09.2023.
  • Zagreb, HR

„A book to keep us awake during late-night conversations“

In the second August edition of Globus, a large review of the book The End of Illusions. Politics, Economy and Culture in the Late Modernism by Andreas Reckwitz was published. Viktor Vresnik, the author of the review, states that Reckwitz is an „author with a radar for the zeitgeist“ who sees the obsolescence of existing social patterns and calls for change. You can read the review here.

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Josip Meštrović died
  • 28.07.2023.
  • Zagreb, HR

Josip Meštrović died

Croatian author Josip Meštrović died yesterday, on July 27th, aged 87. Josip Meštrović was born in 1937 in Korčula. He finished elementary school and high school in Split, and graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. He then studied directing for theatre art. From 1961 to 2001, he was the director and then the editor-in-chief of the Drama Program of the Croatian Rad...

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A big interview with Sigri Sandberg
  • 25.07.2023.
  • Zagreb, HR

A big interview with Sigri Sandberg

In the magazine „Svijet kulture“ a great interview with Sigri Sandberg, author of the book An Ode to Darkness. Stars, Fear and Five Nights in the Wild was published, Karmela Devčić spoke to the author. You can read the entire interview in „Svijet kulture“ , which is available on newsstands, and we bring you an excerpt from it: „‘In Svalbard during the polar night,days are dark like I couldn't have...

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New title – „Diaries – Volume 3“
  • 17.07.2023.
  • Zagreb, HR

New title – „Diaries – Volume 3“

The third volume of Kafka's Diaries has just been published! The third volume of Kafka's Diaries reveals to us how Kafka saw life from 1914 to 1923. Kafka's reflections and various remarks made in the Diaries help the reader to better understand the author himself, as well as his numerous works. This world famous writer introduces us to various, sometimes bizarre stories, and reading the Diarie...

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New title –  „Life Behind You. Purposes of Literature“
  • 06.07.2023.
  • Zagreb, HR

New title – „Life Behind You. Purposes of Literature“

Our author Antoine Compagnon's book Life Behind You. Purposes of Literature, translated by Marko Maras, has just been published. For his last lecture at the Collège de France, Antoine Compagnon indulged in the final reflection on literature, art, music through a kaleidoscope of the word „end“. But what are the „ends of literature“? Does this mean that the writer has to stop his creative activity ...

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Promotion of „Philosophy of politics“ held in Rijeka
  • 26.05.2023.
  • Zagreb, HR

Promotion of „Philosophy of politics“ held in Rijeka

On Thursday, May 25 at 12:30 PM in the Blue Hall of the Faculty of Law in Rijeka, the promotion of the book Philosophy of Politics. Historical overview and basic concepts by Robert Blažević was held. Prof. Ph.D. Nenad Zakošek and author Robert Blažević spoke about the book, and the conversation was moderated by journalist and publicist Neven Šantić. See a bit of yesterday's atmosphere in the gal...

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