- Belgrade, Serbia
- member since June 2, 2007
Have not forgotten you or Serbia or the outrage in Kosovo. Just been busy keeping up with school, family, church, writing, etc. I've written many American politicians. So far, no one has even bothered to acknowledge my concern! But to hit a book note, so to speak, am reading The Dream of Scipio. Really gripping and challenging. Author=Iain Pears, I believe it is spelled. Have published a bit of poetry. One concerning Kosovo. If you want me to post it privately, let me know. Dobar dahn! Petka
Zeljko, Thank you so much! I will reply properly soon. Meanwhile, all Serbians are in our prayers for safety. Personally, I do not trust the Albanians in Kosovo as I know that at one time bin Laden trained their terrorist forces. I do not use that against all Albanians. But it is always the forceful ones that are a danger. How sad. How very sad. Also, I should write a short private note........take care, most Americans are oblivious to this happening and have no understanding of the consequences. Only the "riots" were in the news. Big America. Terrible. Shameful.
I see I'd forgotten to add a couple of Pavic's novels to my shelf. So now I've done it.
Have you heard that our new Poet Laureate of all America is a Serb? Charles Simic, who emigrated here at age 9. He is wonderfully clever and funny and deeper than most poetry readers understand.
I believe I've read everything M Pavic has translated into English and a bit in the original Serbian. I recently reread Landscape Painted with Tea. Having learned a bit more about Mt. Athos and Orthodoxy than I knew the first time around, I understood it more and truly loved it. I have been spellbound by this author since Dictionary of the Kahzars. Wow! Pure brilliance in my ever so humble opinion. What do you think? Which do you prefer? Have you ever had a class from him or his wife?