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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Milos Rastovic

Milos Rastovic was born in Sombor, Serbia where he finished elementary and Gymnasium. His father, Ilija Rastovic, was a Professor in Gymnasium high school and poet who published eight books of poetry. Zivka Rastovic, his mother, worked in the insurance business. Rastovic earned a Bachelor Degree at the University of Belgrade, Department of Philosophy, with a work: “Eternal Recurrence of the Same in Nietzsche’s Philosophy.” After graduation, he was a Professor of Philosophy for eight years in high schools in Sombor. While teaching, he created thefirst philosophy website of its kind in Serbia to make philosophy more interesting and approachable for students. He earned his Masters Degree in Philosophy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A. He is a member of many professional societies in philosophy and political sciences and Slavic studies. He has presented papers at numerousacademic conferences and publishedarticles and reviews of books in the United States, Canada, and many European countries.

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Residents of Heaven

An Exhibit of Byzantine and Modern Orthodox Icons

Residents of Heaven is a book of Icons by Father Stamatis Skliris which were prepared for "An Exhibit of Byzantine and Modern Orthodox Icons" held at the "David Allan Hubbard Library, Fuller Theological Seminary" in Pasadena, California, June 10 - July 5, 2010.

The iconographer, V. Rev. Stamatis Skliris, attended the opening of the exhibit with His Grace, Bishop Maxim who gave the Introduction. The mounting of the display was done by Jasminka Gabrie and the staff of the Fuller Library. The opening event was organized by Dr. William Dyrness, Director of the Visual Faith Institute, Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts, Fuller Seminary.