Ca’ Bon Gallery in Motovun, Istria
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Residua

Books listed below are available by direct purchase only from Ca’ Bon Gallery in Motovun, Istria



  Begun in 1976, Residua is collection of notes, essays, stories, diary entries, tales, vignettes, parables, poems, fables, maxims, quotes, jokes, and aphorisms, as well as the addenda that extend all of the above. At first, the writings were collected at the end of the year into books and shared with friends and acquaintances around the world. Collections of writings extending over all years appeared in print on several occasions, the last time in 1996. Many of these writings were published since 1976, most often as selections on a particular theme.The writings trace the author's life. He writes and paints. He has taught for many years both in the United States and the United Kingdom. He was born in Zagreb in 1946 and grew up in Belgrade, where he lived from 1948 to 1970, when he went to Cambridge, Massachusetts, for graduate studies. He also lived in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Reading, England.

Residua (1996): Selections, 1976-1995, Published by the Hereford Salon in London, this edition of 300 copies and some 1,300 pages is available for €500 per copy

Belgrade Postcards (2002): Published by Vračarski Breg in Belgrade, this selection from Residua on the author’s childhood in Belgrade is available for €25 per copy (click here for a PDF file)

Istrian Postcards (2003):

Published by Vračarski Breg in Belgrade, this selection from Residua on the author’s return to Istria of his ancestors is available for €25 per copy (click here for a PDF file)

Motovun Postcards (2007):

Unpublished manuscript that contains some 45,000 words about life in Motovun, which is currently available in electronic form (click here for a PDF file)
Toward a Short History of Motovun (2010):

Published by the Elisabeth Sandmann Verlag in Munich but currently out of print, the first edition of this selection from Residua including an extensive chronology from pre-Roman times to World War II is available in electronic form (click here for a PDF file), and so is the second and extended edition (click here for a PDF file)
What is to Be Done? (2014): Published by HESPERIAedu in Belgrade, the first edition of this selection from Residua on climate change is available from Amazon (click here for access), while the second edition is currently available in electronic form (click here for a PDF file)

Dying to Go to Strasbourg (2015): Unpublished manuscript that contains some 50,000 words about political repression in Croatia, a member of the European Union, which is currently available in electronic form (click here for a PDF file)

Catching Up with Issa (2015): Unpublished manuscript that contains close to two-thousand "haiku" of 160 characters each, which is currently available in electronic form (click here for a PDF file)

Zagreb Postcards (2016): Unpublished manuscript that contains more than 90,000 words about the Croatian capital, the author's city of birth, which is currently available in electronic form (click here for a PDF file)

Who is Yoga? (2016): Unpublished manuscript that contains more than 100,000 words about yoga and the path to enlightenment, which is currently available in electronic form (click here for a PDF file)

Fact and Fiction (2017): Unpublished manuscript that contains more than a hundred stories, tales, and fables, which is currently available in electronic form (click here for a PDF file)

Letters       to The Economist (2017): Unpublished manuscript of more than 200,000 words that contains more than a thousand letters to The Economist, a weekly newspaper of world renown, which is currently available in electronic form (click here for a PDF file)

A selection from Residua is available on the World Wide Web (www.residua.org)
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Istria, Croatia
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