conspiracy theories and intensifies the literaryanalysis of their
devastating results, but at the same time asks if there is something positive we
can gain from their impact. In short: Is there a benign conspiracy, a conspiracy
that could lead to something that is ultimately good?
Examples from these two texts will help me to show how conspiracy theories
played a role in the process of Yugoslavia’s destruction and became extremely
powerful as well how they managed to substitute the foundation of society,
grounded on the socialist belief in the strength of science
of the capital become possible. Mixing historical fact and fiction, Pekić elects the
property of discourse of diverse sorts, whose literariness – its narrative, rhetorical, performative
qualities – can be studied by what were hitherto methods of literaryanalysis. And the values
that are often taken for granted in literary reading of non-literary materials are frequently li-
terary values: concreteness, vividness, immediacy, paradoxical complexities” (Culler 2007: 18).
11 In an extremely important study Kaldrma i asfalt (Cobblestone and Asphalt), Dubravka