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PALE. Dnevnik 5.4. - 15.7.1992
PALE. Diary from April 5 to July 15, 1992

Author(s): Mladen Vuksanović
Subject(s): Transformation Period (1990 - 2010)
Published by: Durieux
Summary/Abstract: Set at the outbreak of the war in Bosnia, this diary records the extraordinary unfolding of events. The author lived in the ski resort of Pale, 15km above Sarajevo. In April 1992, when Radovan Karadžić launches his savage assault on the city. Vuksanović - refusing to collaborate - becomes a prisoner in his own home, cut off from his children and friends below. He expressed his terror and disgust within these pages. During that time, he describes in chilling detail not only the horrifying war - with the looting, ethnic cleansing and betrayal that became commonplace - but also the mental strain of war on the individual. He and his wife finally managed to escape in a UN refugee bus via Hungary to Croatia, smuggling with them these notes from enemy territory.
About the Author: Mladen Vuksanović was born in Pale in 1942, to a Bosnian Croat mother and a Bosnian Serb father. An award-winning screenwriter and editor for Sarajevo TV before the war, Vuksanović published this book in Zagreb in 1996. He died nin 1999; his novel, Taksi za Jahoriu (Taxi to Jahorina), was published posthumously in 2000.

  • Print-ISBN-10: 953-188-060-3
  • Page Count: 136
  • Publication Year: 1996
  • Language: Croatian