Kocbek, Edvard. “Fear and Courage” (radio dramatization by Ivan Buzečan), 1981. Manuscript
This radio dramatization of Kocbek's psychological short-story collection was done by Ivan Buzečan in Italy after Kocbek's death in 1981. Kocbek portrayed the individual experience of war, bringing forth the eternal dilemmas that arise in every war, fear, courage and heroism, and the moral crisis that affects every man in the wartime environment. Kocbek painted the psychological portraits of the Partisans, collaborators, and occupiers, overcoming the ideological mythology of the official cultural policy of the regime which described the war in a uniform manner. With such a depiction of war and wartime events, in which he also humanized the Partisans' opponents at the beginning of the 1950s when the novel was originally written, Kocbek clashed with the concept of the then prevailing socialist realism.
Ljubljana , Slovenia
1. Knjige (1+1 priloga), Ms 1421, 1+1
- Edvard Kocbek
- Kljaić, Stipe
Omerza, Igor, interview by Kljaić, Stipe , May 25, 2018. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection