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Here, we explore the life and work of Ivan Illich and his circle of collaborators. There's no comprehensive index to the articles published, but we invite you to use the Search box, to the left, and to explore the Archive links that appear at the bottom of each page. Comments are welcomed.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

'Medical Nemesis' in Croatian

A Web page devoted to Sutivan, on the island of Brac, in Dalmatia -- -- notes that the publishing house LITTERIS Zagreb has published for the first time a Croatian translation of "one of the most famous works of Ivan Ilic (Illich), a world-renowned philosopher, sociologist, social critic, and erudite polyglot with Brac roots: Medical Nemesis - the Expropriation of Health."

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The blog notes, too, that "the celebrated monograph 'SUTIVAN: A Cultural History'," dedicates some space to Illich. This book, published by the same company, is edited by noted Croatian writer Drazen Katanuric and Franjo Minac.

On Dec. 6 last year, a symposium on Illich was held at the Dana School in Rijeka, a coastal city in Croatia that's known as Fiume in Italian. A detailed program for this event is available for viewing here in PDF. We don't recognize any of the speakers but it appears to have been a busy one, with many talks given.

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A Croatian scientific bibliography lists a 2011 title, "A Note on Ivan Illich," by Mirjana Polić Bobić. Ten pages long, it appears in a book about The Croation Church and the Second Vatican Council.

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