Nikolić, Vinko. The ninth appearance of the free Croatian book at the Frankfurt Book Fair, in Croatian, 1981. Manuscript/Typescript
This covers Nikolić's account of the international bookfair in Frankfurt in 1981. The article was issued by Croatian Review in the December edition in 1981. Nikolić wrote that this was the ninth appearance of Croatian emigrant publishers at the Frankfurt fair, including Croatian Review, starting in 1973. Besides Croatian Review, other Croatian emigrant publishers also appeared: ZIRAL (Community of the Wounded Swan, Chicago-Zurich), Studia Croatica (Buenos Aires), New Croatia (London), Croatian Voice (London), Republic of Croatia (Buenos Aires), Croatische Berichte (Cologne) and Adria Verlag (Brugg). Yugoslavia was present with 52 publishers among the 86 countries of exhibitors. In comparison, he claimed that the quality of Croatian emigrant publishing was much higher than that of Yugoslav publishing. He also considered Yugoslav publishing worse than that of other East European countries, such as Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland.
One of the most attractive books, which caught the attention of visitors, was the book The National Question in Contemporary Europe by Franjo Tuđman. It was printed in 1981 by Nikolić’s publishing house Library of Croatian Review. That year Croatian emigrants organized a literary evening at which Nikolić recited his poetry. Emigrant publishers were subjected to particular scrutiny by the Yugoslav government, which lodged protests with the organizers because of their participation. At the same time, it posted its secret police agents at the exhibitor's booths to discover anyone from the homeland who was interested in reading émigré literature.
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