Miodrag Bulatović

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Miodrag Bulatović (Serbian Cyrillic: Миодраг Булатовић) (born 1930, in Okladi, Bijelo Polje, Zeta Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia - died 1991, Igalo, Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia) was a Montenegrin Serb[1] novelist and playwright. He began in 1956 with a book of short stories, Djavoli dolaze ("The Devils Are Coming", translated as Stop the Danube), for which he received the Serbian Writers Union Award. His novel The Red Rooster Flies Heavenwards, set in his homeland of north-eastern Montenegro, was translated into more than twenty foreign languages. Bulatović then stopped publishing for a time, to protest interference in his work. His next novel, Hero on a Donkey was first published abroad and only four years later (1967) in Yugoslavia. In 1975, he won the prestigious NIN Award for novel of the year for People with Four Fingers, an insight into the émigré's life. The Fifth Finger was a sequel to that book. His last novel was Gullo Gullo, which brought together various themes from his previous books.


  • Stop the Danube (Djavoli dolaze, 1956)
  • The Wolf and the Bell (Vuk i zvono, 1958)
  • The Red Rooster Flies Heavenwards (Crveni petao leti prema nebu, 1959)
  • Godot has Arrived (Godo je došao, 1966)
  • Hero on a Donkey (Heroj na magarcu, 1967)
  • The War Was Better (Rat je bio bolji, 1968)
  • People with Four Fingers (Ljudi sa četiri prsta, 1975)
  • The Fifth Finger (Peti prst, 1977)
  • Gullo gullo (1981)
  • Death's Lover - a series of articles in Politika newspaper (Ljubavnik smrti, 1990)

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