A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Preminuo pisac Aleksandar Petrov

Pisac Aleksandar Petrov preminuo je sinoć (19. 11. 2021) u svom domu u Beogradu u 84. godini, posle duge borbe sa teškom bolešću.

Rođen u Nišu 1938, studije književnosti završio je u Beogradu, a doktorirao je na poeziji Miloša Crnjanskog, što je prvi doktorski rad na ovu temu. Radio je u Institutu za književnost i umetnost (1964-1990), bio osnivač i glavni urednik časopisa "Književna istorija", urednik srpske sekcije "Amerikanskog Srbobrana", najstarijih srpskih novina u dijaspori, član redakcije "Književnih novina", predsednik Udruženja književnika Srbije (1986-1988), predavač na mnogobrojnim univerzitetima na svih pet kontinenata, poslednji vršilac dužnosti predsednika Saveza književnika Jugoslavije, kao i jedan od osnivača Vukove zadužbine.

U vreme žestokih rasprava u Francuskoj 7, duboko razočaran tadašnjim kulturnim (ne)prilikama, Petrov je 1991. dao ostavku na mesto prvog čoveka UKS i otišao u Japan, gde je godinu dana predavao na Univerzitetu Hokaido. Dve godine kasnije prešao je u Pitsburg gde je na tamošnjem univerzitetu na Katedri za slavistiku predavao Srpsku kulturu i jezik i bio saradnik "Centra za ruske i istočnoevropske studije".

Kao pesnik se oglasio zbirkom "Sazdanac" (1971), posle koje su usledile knjige "Poslednje Kosovo", "Istočni dlan", "Kamen i zvono", "Peta strana sveta". Pesme su mu prevedene na 29 jezika, a zbirke objavljene u Americi, Engleskoj, Švedskoj, Francuskoj, Španiji, Rusiji, Poljskoj, Kini, Japanu... Objavio je četiri romana:"Kao zlato u vatri" (koji je imao tri izdanja), "Turski Beč", "Lavlja pećina i "Memoroman".

Autor je i mnogobrojnih knjiga kritika, eseja i studija, kao što su "Razgovor s poezijom", "U prostoru proze", "Krila i vazduh", kao i nekoliko veoma zapaženih antologija.

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Vladimir Rajčić

Born in the city of Pec, Serbia, Ex-Yugoslavia, Vladimir was involved in music and acting in his early young stages. He wanted to be an actor ever since he could remember. He is very outspoken. Knowing how to speak many languages helped him out to be cast by different casting directors.

He majored in journalism, music and acting.

Vladimir plays guitar. He enjoys skydiving and scuba diving, very good at soccer and karate.

Back in Serbia he played in a big rock band.

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Publishing

Theological Disambiguations

An Unconventional Handbook of Orthodox Theology

by Rev. Vladan Perisic

Foreword
by Fr John Behr

It is a great pleasure to see this work published, making available some of the most important writings of Fr Vladan Perisic over the last couple of decades available, together in one volume, to an English speaking audience. Fr Vladan’s work is well known in Serbia, and in broader academic and ecumenical circles. But it can now receive the much wider readership that it deserves, and, as a collected volume, its scope, coherence, and significance is sure to receive the recognition it deserves.

The eighteen essays collected here treat diverse topics, from academic theology (and its place in the Church) to questions of life and death, from historically oriented studies, on Sts Ignatius and Gregory Palamas, to contemporary issues, such as human rights and ecology. Each of them is characterized by meticulous scholarship and great insight, clarity of thought and expression.

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