Ivan Dodovski in B O D Y

“They’ll never understand my love,” Marko Redstarski told his two friends one afternoon.

“I understand you entirely,” the journalist said.

“Me too,” the musician nodded.

“And they think I’m practicing sabotage!” the artist went on. “They want to rob the revolution of its charm, its beauty and mysticism, its solemnity…”

This bit of dialogue comes from “Artist Of The Revolution” by Macedonian writer Ivan Dodovski in a translation by Will Firth. It’s a story told from a very particular point of view.

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Photo – Yugoslav partisans, Mount Zelengora, 1943

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