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Sava River

these photos are from last april when the sava was NOT flooding. and here’s a site with lots of photos from flooding in Bosnia over the last couple of days.  

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The Draft: Vietnam

We sat on a bench on the bank of the Rhine River, about a kilometer, or was it a full mile, upstream from the Cologne cathedral and train station. He commented on the power of the flowing water, on the … Continue reading

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He was exhausted, he told me, after five hours on the houseboat on the Sava River: food and wine and laughter and Mladen’s huge head and big ears and broad gestures and Zarko’s solicitous translations and Sophie suddenly winced at her back pain and … Continue reading

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Serbia’s Greatest Living Poet

He told me that while on the houseboat on the Sava River, during the course(s) of the 5-hour meal, while Zarko was translating for Peter and the Serbian journalist, he approached Matija Beckovic and through the translation of Mladen Materic, … Continue reading

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The Afternoon on the Sava: Second Draft

The Afternoon on the Sava   Marco Polo imagined answering (or Kublai Khan imagined his answer) that the more one was lost in unfamiliar quarters of distant cities, the more one understood the other cities he had crossed to arrive … Continue reading

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The Author Approaches the Houseboat on the Sava

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The Afternoon on the Sava

Every country has its rivers, he told me. That long afternoon it was the Sava River in Serbia, just a few hundred yards—several kilometers?—from where the river, more vast than any river in the American West that was his home, … Continue reading

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Afternoon on the Sava River

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

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