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Žarko Radaković: Art Critic and Photographer

I wrote earlier about notebooks, specifically about the notebooks of Peter Handke, Žarko Radaković, and Alex Caldiero — three writers whose work I admire and for whose friendship I am grateful. 107 images cut from Handke’s notebooks — cut out … Continue reading

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Immortal for Quite Some Time — Time Moves On

Yesterday would have been my brother John’s 66th birthday. June 3rd. Since 1991 that date has been a reminder to me, an occasion to reflect again on fraternity and loss. Yesterday passed without a thought. Today, writing about my friend … Continue reading

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Notebooks

I’m writing a biography, of sorts, of Zarko Radakovic. Fragments of biography. Flights of fancy interspersed with passages from my notebooks. Reading through a notebook I filled on a trip to Alsace and Paris (in Paris I met Zarko and … Continue reading

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Zarko’s Notebook/My Notebook

The previous two posts featured Alex’s notebook and Peter Handke’s notebook . Now Zarko’s notebook with spaces left for drawings by Nina Pops: As I work on my half of our book “We: A Friendship,” I leaf through my own notebooks … Continue reading

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Another Dose of Immortality

[watercolor by John Abbott]   Horror Vacui   The true picture of the past flits by. The past can be seized only as an image which flashes up at the instant when it can be recognized and is never seen … Continue reading

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Literary award for Zarko Radakovic

Major literary award for Zarko’s novel Kafana / Tavern. Congratulations, my friend! Zarko Radakovic is the winner of the literary award “Biljana Jovanovic” awarded by the Serbian Literary Society. Radakovic has received recognition for his book “Tavern”.   In our … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality

In the afternoon sunshine, John’s death certificate glows bright green on my desk. Never married. Sex: Male. Not a veteran. Autopsy: yes. The sun transforms the books on the north wall into an ordered riot of colors. In a radio … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality

Belgrade: Žarko’s mother feeds us chicken soup, then new potatoes and carrots and chicken with gravy. While we eat, she smokes. You remind me of Greta Garbo, I tell her. Žarko translates. She shakes her head and says: Greta Garbo … Continue reading

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Kafana, Zarko Radakovic

Zarko’s new novel, Kafana or The Tavern And inside the flap, I’m proud to be included, twice, in Serbo-Croatian declination: Skotom Abotom:  

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BIRTHDAY/BOOKDAY

On the 23 of September 2016, Alex Caldiero celebrates his 67th birthday. On the 27 of September he celebrates the birth of his new book Who Is the Dancer, What Is the Dance at Ken Sanders Rare Books in Salt … Continue reading

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