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 "SOVJETISTAN" PROMOTED ON KLIOFEST
  • 24.05.2022.
  • Zagreb, HR

THE BOOK "SOVJETISTAN" 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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Two guest appearances by Svendsen in one day!
  • 02.05.2022.
  • Zagreb, HR

Two guest appearances by Svendsen in one day!

On Wednesday, May 11ᵗʰ, at 11 AM, Norwegian philosopher Lars Svendsen will be a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Croatian Studies on the Borongaj campus where he will hold a lecture titled “A Philosophy of Lying” in Zagreb hall. The lecture will be an hour long and will have a follow-up Q&A. On the same day, at 6 PM, Svendsen will be a guest at the Booksa literary club in Martić street 14d wh...

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Lars Svendsen's “Philosophy of Lying” in “Dobro jutro, Hrvatska”
  • 20.04.2022.
  • Zagreb, HR

Lars Svendsen's “Philosophy of Lying” in “Dobro jutro, Hrvatska”

Editor and journalist Karolina Lisak Vidaković showcased, on April 19ᵗʰ, yet another TIM Press edition, the newest Lars Svendsen book, Philosophy of Lying, translated by Mišo Grundler, in the “Literary Minutes” segment of the Croatian Radiotelevision show Dobro jutro, Hrvatska. Speaking about the value of Svendsen's work, Lisak Vidaković highlighted: By reading this book we can better understand ...

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Kafka's “Diaries” in “Dobro jutro, Hrvatska”
  • 24.03.2022.
  • Zagreb, HR

Kafka's “Diaries” in “Dobro jutro, Hrvatska”

Editor and journalist Karolina Lisak Vidaković showcased, on March 22ⁿᵈ, the new edition of Kafka’s Diaries, translated by Nadežda Čačinovič, in the “Literary Minutes” segment of the Croatian Radiotelevision show Dobro jutro, Hrvatska. Speaking of Kafka’s relevance, Lisak Vidaković concluded: Today, Kafka is everywhere and that’s very interesting, this is one of the characteristics of classics. E...

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“Philosophy of Lying“ in Kutija Slova
  • 22.03.2022.
  • Zagreb, HR

“Philosophy of Lying“ in Kutija Slova

On Februrary 25ᵗʰ, editor, author and libronaut Kristijan Vujičić showcased Norwegian philosopher Lars Fr. H. Svendsen's book Philosophy of Lying in the Croatian Radiotelevision radio show Kutija slova. Speaking about Svendsen's style, Vujičić highlighted: The book Philosophy of Lying, masterfully translated by Mišo Grundler, I must add, is a great nonfiction title in which the author, through hi...

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