Letter from Vinko Nikolić to Bogdan Radica, 2 April 1951
Nikolić asked Radica, as an outstanding Croatian writer in exile, to be an associate in the newly founded Croatian Review. Later Radica would be his closest collaborator, given his correspondence with Nikolić, as well as his articles and essays in the journal. Nikolić extended his offer of cooperation to Radica because his main goal was to bring together the Croatian intelligentsia irrespective of the partisan, political and ideological differences which otherwise harrowed and fragmented it. The common end was to continue the free cultural development of the Croatian nation when the homeland was under communist rule in order to affirm the Croatian national question through the journal’s pages. In the same letter, Nikolić asked Radica to convince Ivan Meštrović to accept collaboration in his review. Nikolić believed that Meštrović could influence the unity of Croatian emigrant communities with his authority as a great and renowned artist.
R-7971 Ba Correspodence between Vinko Nikolić and Bogdan Radica
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