Erih Koš

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Erih Koš (Erich Kosch; Serbian Cyrillic: Ерих Кош) (April 15, 1913 – May 25, 2010)[1] was a Serbian writer and translator of Jewish origin. He was born in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary.

He graduated from the University of Belgrade's Law School and was active as a lawyer since 1935. In 1941, he participated in the resistance fight and held many different political-cultural positions during and after the Second World War in communist Yugoslavia. Koš wrote mainly novels and narrations, which treat topics of the resistance or problems of the Yugoslav society. Beside the telling work he wrote spirit-rich essays and translated Goethe and Chamisso into Serbian.

In 1967, he won prestigious NIN Prize for his novel Mreža (The Net).

In 1978 he was elected as a member of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the Department of Language and Literature.

Works[edit]

  • U vatri - narrations 1947
  • Tri hronike - narrations 1949
  • Zapisi o mladim ljudima - 1950
  • Vreme, narrations 1952
  • Čudnovata povest o Kitu Velikom takođe zvanom Veliki Mak, novel 1956; translated into English as The Strange Story of the Great Whale Also Known as Big Mac, 1962
  • Il tifo, novel 1958
  • Kao vuci, narrations 1958
  • Sneg i led, novel 1961
  • Novosadski pokolj, novel 1961
  • Vrapci Van Pea, novel 1962
  • Prvo lice jednine, narrations 1963
  • Imena, novel 1964
  • Taj prokleti zanat spisateljski, essays 1965
  • Mreža, novel 1967
  • Satire, 1968
  • Mešano društvo, narrations 1969
  • Zašto da ne 1971
  • Dosije Hrabak, novel 1971
  • Cveće i bodlje, narrations 1972
  • The best years, narration dt. 1972
  • Na autobuskoj stanici, narrations 1974
  • U potrazi za Mesijom, 2 Bde., novel 1978
  • Bosanske priče, narrations 1984
  • Satira i satiričari, essays 1985
  • Šamforova smrt, novel 1986
  • Pisac govora, 1989
  • Uzgredne zabeleške, Aphorisms 1990
  • Miševi, novel 1991

Translations published in around ten countries across Europe and in the USA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erih Koš' obituary retrieved 19 July 2010 (Serbian)

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