Croatia: Travels in Undiscovered Country

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University of Alberta, 2003 - 186 pages
When Tony Fabijancic travelled to Croatia he was returning to his own undiscovered country. With the tongue of a native but the eyes of an outsider, he journeyed the old country of his father.
Outside a church in Pag, the author experienced a flash of eternity, an epiphany into his own mortality. Tapping into a new-found strength, he travelled the expanse of Croatia, conducting a personal investigation into its extraordinary regionality while commenting on the complex history of a deeply layered landscape. He transports the reader to the Adriatic in the summer: the blast of heat, the smell of dust, the bountiful kitchen gardens, and the impromptu ritual of sljivovica at outdoor tables. Most of all, we are introduced to rural men and women who, along with their hospitality, openly share their views on their lot in the new Croatia.

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User Review  - FemmeBibliophile37 - LibraryThing

Since my family comes from Northern Croatia I was interested to read about Mr. Fabijancic's point of view from the south. I wish the pictures had been in colour but I feel his reference to the south is very interesting. Read full review

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Contrary to what the subtitle suggests, Croatia is not an "undiscovered" country-at least not in Europe. Its pebbly beaches, bare mountains, and idyllic islands have been attracting Central and ... Read full review


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Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Tony Fabijancic has a PhD in English from the University of New Brunswick and teaches at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. He is the author of Croatia: Travels in Undiscovered Country.

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