Tag: Croatia

The Texture of War

Imagine to yourself a gloomy city, all burning with brimstone and noisome pitch, full of citizens who are unable to leave it. St. Francis de Sales, in Meditation VII: Of Hell Leah and I watch a short movie about the 1991 siege on Dubrovnik.… Continue Reading “The Texture of War”

More Croatian

Helen looked at my Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian textbook sitting on the table. “Do you really think you’ll use this?” she asked when I told her it was mine. “When I went to France, even though I was taking French at the time, I was too afraid… Continue Reading “More Croatian”

Learning Croatian

I walk around the house these days repeating Croatian phrases, preparing for few days in Croatia this summer. Dobar dan —  Hello (literally, good day) and variations on that theme: dobro jutro — good morning dobra večer — good evening The linguist in me… Continue Reading “Learning Croatian”