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As part of the Program of International Exchange of Cultural Manifestations “CROATICA – MONTENEGRINA”, the Association of Montenegrins of Croatia and the National Library of Montenegro “Đurđe Crnojević” organized the exhibition “100 Years of Croatian Literature in the holdings of the National Library of Montenegro “Đurđe Crnojević” in Cetinje”.

Dragica Lompar, director of NLM opened the exhibition in the Rijeka City Library on November 24. She pointed out that the National Library “Đurđe Crnojević” preserves in its funds an immense cultural wealth, collected over the centuries, from the first manuscript and printed books from the printing house of the famous Montenegrin ruler Đurđe Crnojević and the second famous printing house of the great ruler and genius poet Petar II Petrović Njegoš, until today. She explained that the library was created on more than five centuries long tradition of literacy and literature, which Cetinje, the center of Montenegrin culture, proudly inherits.

NLM “Đurđe Crnojević” preserves a large number of works by Croatian authors from all fields of knowledge. When we talk about literature, some of them are extremely valuable, such as Pavle Riter Vitezović's “Chronicle” from 1744, Gundulić's “Osman” from 1826, Illyrian Folk Songs from 1839, Dinko Ranjina's Poems of Difference from 1891, Miroslav Krleža's “The Glembays” from 1928, the wartime edition of Kovačić's “The Pit” from in 1944 etc.

For this exhibition, we have selected a certain number of famous Croatian authors and titles because, according to the great Croatian literary historian Ivo Frangeš, “the whole picture of a literature depends, first of all, on the work and action of the greatest, and in the Croatian case, the greatest are: Marulić, Držić , Gundulić, Mažuranić, Šenoa, Kranjčević, Matoš, Polić Kamov, Ujević, Krleža, Goran.”

This great literary tradition paved the way for many contemporary Croatian writers, but also enriched all of us who love to read and enjoy the smell of pages marked by time - said Lompar.

She thanked the president of the Association Ljubo Radović, who himself spoke at the exhibition and reminded of the mission of the Association of Montenegrins of Croatia from Rijeka to culturally connect two fraternal nations and two partner cities, Rijeka and Cetinje.

She expressed gratitude to the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County which financially supported the realization of the exhibition in Rijeka and contributed to the implementation of cultural content exchange programs between the Association of Montenegrins in Rijeka and cultural institutions in Montenegro. She also thanked to the authors of the exhibition, her colleagues Milenija Vračar and Iva Vujović, as well as the designer of the poster - the artist Sandra Đurović from Cetinje.