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A Travel Guide through Memory

Author(s): Ranko Bugarski
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Biblioteka XX vek
Summary/Abstract: A person who has lived long enough may at some point feel a certain need to commit something of what he has experienced to paper, so as to leave some trace; in contrast with memoirs written for a purpose or autobiographies, the texts that come to life in this way are not directed to anybody in particular, and do not necessarily arise from the intention that they be published in the form of a book. This was the case with me: in the summer of 2012, during a pause between two more serious jobs, I began to rummage through my memories and pulled out the laptop to write down some of the things that I found there, that could eventually be assembled into a totality that I had barely glimpsed the outlines of in the beginning.Of course, right from the beginning it was clear that the most serious issue was making a selction. I immediately decided that this would not be a scholarly biography, except occasionally and in a few details; after all, much of that material is already covered in the appropriate parts of my books Language and Identity (2010) and Portrait of a Language (2012), in the introductory text of the collection Language in Use (2011) dedicated to me, and in the bibliograohy of my Collected Works (8th edtion, 2013). I have also, except for a short treatment of the most important events, excluded my private life – emotional connections, marriage, fanily and other purely personal things which are not necessarily of interest to anybody.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-86-7562-124-9
  • Page Count: 272
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Serbian