Tuesday, May 14, 2013

News at Eleven: Naturally, given the recent atrocities

that occurred during the Balkan wars of the 1990s, this has raised the hackles of many. In the eyes of some detractors, [Petar II] Petrovic-Njegos's epic is a seminal text that inspired the horrors of that decade, with one critic even describing it as "a paean to ethnic cleansing."

Those who defend the poet, however, maintain that "The Mountain Wreath," which has nearly 2,800 verses, is far too complex a work to be interpreted so baldly.

from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Petar II Petrovic-Njegos: A Holy Saint Or A Racialist Scholar?


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