Afternoon on the Sava River

Afternoon on the Sava River

The path from the dike to the houseboat where the magical afternoon unfolded over five hours

About Scott Abbott

I received my Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University in 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I directed the Program in Integrated Studies for its initial 13 years and was also Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy for three years. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (REPETITIONS and VAMPIRES & A REASONABLE DICTIONARY, published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade and in English with Punctum Books), a book with Sam Rushforth (WILD RIDES AND WILDFLOWERS, Torrey House Press), a "fraternal meditation" called IMMORTAL FOR QUITE SOME TIME (University of Utah Press), and translations of three books by Austrian author Peter Handke, of an exhibition catalogue called "The German Army and Genocide," and, with Dan Fairbanks, of Gregor Mendel's important paper on hybridity in peas. More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and dance/yoga studio manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as an ecologist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a parole officer, as a contractor, as a seasonal worker (Alaska and Park City, Utah), and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett, with whom I have written a cultural history of barbed wire -- THE PERFECT FENCE (Texas A&M University Press). Some publications at
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5 Responses to Afternoon on the Sava River

  1. mikerol says:

    What magical afternoon? x ,m/r


  2. Scott Abbott says:

    thanks for asking.
    the answer will have to wait till i get home to my computer.


    • mikerol says:

      By that time we pray the effect of the mushroom has worn off. Our man recently of course had a great chance to display himelf in Belgrad and utter some modest words, and then a week later in Linz pretended to hate the limellight. As time goes on he looks more and more like these world stars he has making utterances in QUODLIBET, if you know this CATCH THE CONSCECE of the king place Meanwile I made another attempt to get a discussion going with
      Nice exchange of e-mails with old friend and interesting writer Dick Kalich, and some Twitter Enthuesiasm has been it. No repsonse from the lime liight seeker Shields!


  3. flowerville says:

    enjoy your time there. i marvel at the path and wondered how this is just so similar to the images mevrouw pops painted to salutate you and your together’s work. i mean one could make such an image from all the wood too in a way and it would look nice too, and be a bridge just in the way images are bridges as well.


    • Scott Abbott says:

      i love your imaginative connection of the images. it makes me wonder about that aspect of all (?) pictures to include movement from one place to another and to another and so on.


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