The Balkan express: fragments from the other side of war

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Harper Perennial, 1993 - History - 165 pages
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In a series of beautiful, impassioned essays, Croatian journalist and feminist Drakulic provides a very real and human side to the Balkans war and shows how the conflict has affected her closest friends, colleagues, and fellow countrymen--both Serbian and Croatian. Includes five new essays not in the hardcover edition.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Drakuli (How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed; Holograms of Fear—both 1992) writes, in these terse, focused pieces, about how she—and every other former Yugoslav—became a Croat (or Serb or ... Read full review

Balkan express: fragments from the other side of war

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Drakulic has produced yet another remarkable book. Her collection of 18 essays, named for the train between Vienna and Rijeka, moves from the comfortable distance of Cambridge's Harvard Club through ... Read full review


Introduction the other side of war
A DINNER at the harvard club
my fathers pistol

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Slavenka Drakulic's work has appeared in "The Nation, The New Republic, " the " New York Times, Time, " and "The New York Review of Books" among many other publications and is widely translated throughout the world. Her books include the novel "Holograms of Fear" and her most recent collection of essays, "The Balkan Express." She lives in Zagreb.

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