Daily Archives: June 9, 2018

The view from the hotel window at night

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Erich Fromm

They have Erich Fromm in Serbo-Croatian here. I would have taken a photo but the woman from the bookstore shooed me off the bench in front of the window. I guess she figures I’m not going to buy any books … Continue reading

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The Richterin

The Richterin is flying home to Stuttgart this evening after three days in Bosnia, where her sister has a friend from work. She is happy to find someone to speak German with. It is difficult for her to express herself … Continue reading

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Sebilj

At my hotel the very nice receptionist asked, in very polite, formal English about my day. I told her what I had seen, and she inquired about a number of sights I had missed. What about City Hall? The cable … Continue reading

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Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

At 10 I was perhaps the first visitor to the museum, and spent some time talking with a docent. He is a middle-aged Bosnian Muslim who has lived all his life in Sarajevo. Then he was here during the seige? … Continue reading

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Susan Sontag Square

I miss Susan Sontag, Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley. I miss the concept of the public intellectual.

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Mezar prvog predsjednika Alije Izetbegovića

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The view from the hotel window

That is a second mosque all the way to the left.

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