Đurđica Ivančić Dusper’s overview of the traditions of the Crikvenica area is a lovely look back at the history of the culture, heritage and customs over the last 150 years. She also detailed many oral traditions and stories, saving them from being lost forever. If you are interested in the history of this little, but very important, region then this edition, which was published in 2012 in three languages (Croatian, English and German) is essential reading. I provided the English translation sections of the book for the publisher Centar za kulturu Dr. Ivan Kostrenčić.
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‘Pripovesti i Legendi zi Kirije’ / ‘Tales and Legends from the Kirija’ is a delightful collection of stories, legends and myths from the area of Crikvenica (locally known as ‘Kirija’) by Đurđica Ivančić Dusper (Sanja Škrgatić – editor). I provided the English translation for this dual language book published by the Centar za kulturu Dr. Ivan Kostrenčić in Crikvenica (ISBN 978-953-7532-15-4). The centre wanted to record some of the old stories and tales narrated by the elderly inhabitants of the Crikvenica region, for prosperity – before they are lost forever.
For several years I have been translating the summaries of articles into English for the Vinodol region’s collection of historical, archaeological papers and reports collected every year in the ‘Vinodolski zbornik’.
The 15/2014 edition contains 280 pages of fascinating research with detailed photography and diagrams of this important region of littoral Croatia. Contributors include Amir Muzur, Branko Blažević, Mirjana Randić, Katica Barbarić and Tea Rosić. With every edition I learn more about the Crikvenica and Vinodol area, and it is always a pleasure to work with the journal’s editor Sanja Škrgatić.