(published by Ljiljana Pekić)
|The political activist and writer, Borislav Pekić (pronounced Pekitch) is considered one of the great literary figures of the 20th century, continually attracting the attention of scholars and the public at large. His thorough knowledge of the long tradition of European thought from Plato to Nietzsche, together with the artistic affiliation with his literary peers—Dostoyevsky, Mann, Joyce—has greatly helped reintegrate Serbian literature into major European trends. Throughout his life as a writer, Pekić often worked on several novels at a time, but kept his commentaries well organized with bibliographical references pertaining to the work in question. Very seldom has this kind of documentation, recording the creative process of a writer, been preserved. Very few writers have had the foresight to record their innermost thoughts while approaching and appropriating the not yet fully recovered world of a novel in progress. This blog is a growing collection of many of them.