On the Edge of Reason

Fiction by Miroslav Krleža

Translated from the Croatian by Zora Depolo

With a contribution by Joshua Cohen

Cover design by Rodrigo Corral

Until the age of fifty-two, the protagonist of On the Edge of Reason suffered a monotonous existence as a highly respected lawyer. He owned a carriage and wore a top hat. He lived the life of “an orderly good-for-nothing among a whole crowd of neat, gray good-for-nothings.” But, one evening, surrounded by ladies and gentlemen at a party, he hears the Director-General tell a lively anecdote of how he shot four men like dogs for trespassing on his property.…
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