Very Good. Item #9515
Brooklyn: Journal of Croatian Studies / Czas Publishing Co., 1971. Reprint from the Journal of Croatian Studies. Inscribed (see note below). Octavo (23x15x0.5cm); 47pp. Stapled gray card covers. Cover shows light sunning, with the negative outline of a sun-blocking bookend on the cover. Textblock unmarred and unmarked, apart from inscription. Analysis in English, with seven Whitman poems translated into Croatian on facing pages.
The inscription at the top of the first page may be authorial, but the handwriting is a barrier: "To my beloved children John & L[éa? Léina?] / [Dando?] Ithaca, NY 8/71." The date and location correspond to Nizeteo's work at Cornell, but the indecipherability of the name, perhaps a family moniker, prevents certainty.
Augustin Josip Ujević (1891-1955), who came to be known as “Tin,” was viewed by many as the 20th century’s leading Croatian poet.
Antun Nizeteo (1913- 2000), a Croatian émigré poet, writer, translator, and critic, made his professional career largely at universities in the United States before returning to Croatia for his final years.
Walt Whitman was large, and contained multitudes.