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Croatia: Travels in Undiscovered Country

3.23  ·  Rating Details  ·  13 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In his travels through Croatia, Tony Fabijancic saw a world of peasants, shepherds and fishermen irrevocably giving way to the new reality of a modern European state. With a deft and sure touch, he records moments that capture the lingering spirit of the old world even as the former fabric of this place is unravelling forever. The author’s profound familiarity with the "ex ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published March 31st 1999 by University of Alberta Press
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Jennifer Chin
Jun 03, 2010 Jennifer Chin rated it it was ok
I guess I was expecting more of a Michener or Bryson like work, where the personal reflection is heavily laced with historical and cultural education. I was disappointed, and frustrated that even though Fabijancic could speak Croatian, he never had more than surface conversations with the local people in each town.

The redeeming section of this book was Fabijancic's discussion of his adoptive grandparents and the farming lifestyle that is rapidly becoming a relic of the past. Beautifully describe
Oct 15, 2009 John rated it liked it
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First-generation Canadian author does a good job as cultural "interpreter", although the book did seem dense at times.
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