Ariadne’s Thread, a collection of short stories, was presented by the author at the Literary Circle in Split. During her more than one decade long career as a diplomat, teacher and writer Tuga Tarle has worked in Australia, Spain, Chile and Slovakia. She has written about these experiences in two books.

Tuga Tarle presented a collection of short stories under the title Arijadnina nit (Ariadne’s Thread) at the Literary Circle in Split this March 19th. The collection includes twenty stories into which the author has woven her own experiences, both in the homeland and in distant lands. The presentation was opened by Nenad Cambi, president of the Literary Circle in Split, while Ivan Bošković was on hand to give his expert analysis of the volume.

Also on hand to discuss the aspects of the stories that deal with the Croatian emigrant communities in Chile was Branka Bezić Filipović, head of the Split branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation. The book’s author noted that she saw herself as a chronicler of the world around her and the situations we face everyday.
The prose of Tuga Tarle unobtrusively and naturally brings together homeland and foreign experience and is yet another variation on the theme of home and the world written from the perspective of our recent history—as experienced during the past two decades. Darko Gašparović notes that Ariadne’s Thread constitutes a fascinating element of contemporary Croatian short story writing in which the writer demonstrates particular skill in describing the subtle psychological transitions in everyday events.
During her more than one decade long career as a diplomat, teacher and writer Tuga Tarle has worked in Australia, Spain, Chile and Slovakia. She has written about these experiences in this latest book and in the book Croatian and Australia/New Zealand.

Text by: Branka Bezić Filipović