Books: Short Notices: Apr. 22, 1966

NJEGOŠ by Milovan Djilas. 498 pages. Harcourt, Brace & World. $10.

Milovan Djilas is probably the world's most publicized political prisoner. He may also be the most published. A former Vice Premier in Marshal Tito's government, he was slapped into jail in 1956 for his sizzling censures of the regime. There he has languished loquaciously for almost a decade, fearlessly issuing criticism, history and fiction about life in Yugoslavia (Conversations with Stalin, The New Class). This book, completed in 1959, is the first detailed biography of Petar II Petrović Njegoš, Prince-Bishop (from 1830 to 1851) of Djilas' native Montenegro, and Serbia's...

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