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Fire and Nothing

A Bilingual Edition, Including Three Essays on the Art of Poetry

Branko Miljković, one of the greatest Serbian lyric poets of the mid-twentieth century, remains an enigma fifty years after his death. He was born in 1934 near Niš in southern Serbia. His genius, recognized at an early age, matured to write poetry that restored magic and mystery to the world. He cast a spell with the simplest words, created the great drama of being, fire, and nothingness, and invested his verse with unfathomable majesty.

Awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award in the category of Poetry/Literary Criticism by the Independent Book Publishers Association.

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Branko Miljković,
translated by Milo Yelesiyevich
First Edition (October 28, 2010), 168 pages
Original publication date: 1960
ISBN: 978-0967889351

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My Life

Vasa Mihailovich's teaching career at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, spanned almost forty years.  His memoirs describe his youth in Serbia, World War II, his arrival in America, and his distinguished academic career.  Few people have contributed as much to Serbian studies in the U.S. as he has.

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Vasa Mihailovich
88 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-9678893-8-2

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Mansarda concerns a young man known only as "Orpheus" who lives in a garret where he creates various fictional worlds. He loses the woman he really loves, then he gets a woman he really doesn't want, all the while disputing the meaning of the world with his room-mate, Billy Wise Ass. Orpheus experiences an epiphany one night when he reads the register of names in the vestibule of his apartment building. His neighbors' lives are far richer and more real than anything he can invent.

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by Tatjana Aleksić, Univ. of Michigan

Danilo Kiš, translated by John K. Cox
Original publication date: 1962, 112 pages.
ISBN: 978-0-9678893-7-5

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Bad Blood

Classic Serbian psychological novel about a legendary beauty who agrees to an arranged marriage with a semi-retarded twelve-year old-boy from a wealthy family in order to save her own family from bankruptcy.

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Borisav Stanković
Original publication date: 1911, 246 pages.
ISBN: 978-0-9678893-4-4


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About the Serbian Classics Press

The Serbian Classics Press is dedicated to publishing classic and contemporary Serbian books of poetry, fiction, and plays in English translation. As a rule, our editions of Serbian poetry are published in bilingual editions.

Serbian Classics press is proud to have published titles by such authors as Jovan Dučić, Stevan Raičković, and Branislav Nušić. For a full listing of titles and authors, visit our bookstore.


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