Matija Bećković

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Matija Bećković

Bećković in 2015
Bećković in 2015
Native name
Матија Бећковић
Born (1939-11-29) 29 November 1939 (age 81)
Senta, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
OccupationWriter, poet
NationalitySerbian
EducationValjevo Gymnasium
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade Faculty of Philology
Notable worksĆeraćemo se još
Spouse
Vera Pavladoljska
(m. 1964; died 1998)

Matija Bećković (Serbian Cyrillic: Матија Бећковић, pronounced [mǎtija bětɕkoʋitɕ]; born 29 November 1939) is a Serbian poet, writer and academic.

Life[edit]

Bećković was born in Senta,[1] in the multiethnic province of Vojvodina (then Danube Banate, Kingdom of Yugoslavia), to a military family of Montenegrin Serbs. Bećković's father Vuk was an officer in the Royal Yugoslav Army, and during World War II the commander of the Rovci Chetnik Battalion and as such, one of the commanders of the leader of the Montenegrin Chetniks, Pavle Đurišić. His father was killed in 1945.[2]

He graduated from the Valjevo Gymnasium in Valjevo in 1958. It was during his gymnasium years in Valjevo that he published his first poem, in the journal 'Mlada Kultura'. Furthermore, it was also in Valjevo that Bećković met Vera Pavladoljska, to whom the poem of the same name, published in 1960, was dedicated. Bećković went on to marry Pavladoljska, and he remained married to her until her death.

Upon graduating from the Valjevo gymnasium, he entered the University of Belgrade, graduating with a degree in Yugoslav and world literature.[1] He became a corresponding member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 1983, becoming a full member in 1991.

Bećković is a close friend of Serbian former Prime Minister Vojislav Koštunica, and an active supporter of his Democratic Party of Serbia.[citation needed]

He has been living in Belgrade since 1960. On the Montenegrin independence referendum, 2006, Bećković did not have a right to vote since he lives in Serbia. However, as a prominent Serb nationalist he fiercely advocated against Montenegrin independence, actively supporting the State Union during the pre-referendum campaign.

Poetic style[edit]

A distinguishing feature of Bećković's poetry is its regionalism. Distinctly Serbian archaic dialect and phraseology permeate his work. This aspect of his work is most often lost when one reads it in translation.[citation needed]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Works[edit]

  • Vera Pavladoljska
  • Metak Lutalica
  • Tako je govorio Matija
  • Dr. Janez Paćuka o međuvremenu
  • O međuvremenu
  • ČE: Tragedija koja traje (Published in English as CHE: Permanent Tragedy)
  • Reče mi jedan čoek
  • Međa Vuka Manitoga
  • Lele i kuku
  • Dva sveta
  • Poeme
  • Služba Svetom Savi
  • O Njegošu
  • Kaža
  • Čiji si ti Mali?
  • Nadkokot
  • Služba
  • Sabrane pesme
  • Kosovo najskuplja srpska reč
  • Ćeraćemo se još
  • Kad budem mlađi (Published in English as: When I'm Younger)
  • Misli
  • Bez niđe nikoga
  • Put kojeg nema
  • Služba pustinjaku cetinskom
  • Besede
  • Tri poeme
  • Prahu oca poezije
  • Sto mojih portreta
  • Mojih 80[15]
  • Crna Gora - ime jedne vere[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Boško Novaković (1971). Živan Milisavac (ed.). Jugoslovenski književni leksikon [Yugoslav Literary Lexicon] (in Serbo-Croatian). Novi Sad (SAP Vojvodina, SR Serbia): Matica srpska. p. 32.
  2. ^ ""Otac mi je ubijen u Jasenovcu ili u masovnim pogubljenjima u Sloveniji": Matija Bećković o odrastanju, Mihizu, Đilasu, Ćosiću, patrijarhu Pavlu..." Nedeljnik. Retrieved 2021-03-05.
  3. ^ "Princ Karađorđević odlikovao članove Krunskog saveta".
  4. ^ "Академику Матији Бећковићу орден Светог Саве II степена | Српска Православна Црква [Званични сајт]". spc.rs. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  5. ^ Janković, A. "Matiji Bećkoviću uručen orden". Blic.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  6. ^ "Matiji Bećkoviću uručena nagrada "Marko Miljanov"". Patriot (in Serbian). 2017-05-08. Retrieved 2020-01-20.
  7. ^ "Matiji Bećkoviću nagrada "Feliks Romulijana" | Zaječarska hronika". 9 September 2019. Retrieved 2020-01-20.
  8. ^ "Matija Bećković počasni građanin Subotice, opozicija protiv". N1 Srbija (in Serbian). 12 July 2016. Retrieved 2020-01-20.
  9. ^ Milanovic, Stefan (30 October 2013). "Matija Beckovic". The Royal Family of Serbia. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  10. ^ Milanovic, Stefan (30 October 2013). "Matija Beckovic". The Royal Family of Serbia. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  11. ^ "Beckovic Matija". www.sanu.ac.rs. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  12. ^ Vojvodine, Javna medijska ustanova JMU Radio-televizija. "Matija Bećković dobitnik nagrade "Duško Trifunović"". JMU Radio-televizija Vojvodine. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  13. ^ "Matija Bećković laureat književne nagrade Vinaverov venac". RTV Šabac (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  14. ^ "Матији Бећковићу Велика повеља Бранковог кола". Politika Online. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  15. ^ Serbia, RTS, Radio televizija Srbije, Radio Television of. "Поетске вечери Матије Бећковића испуњене до последњег места – у чему је тајна". www.rts.rs. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  16. ^ "Crna Gora – Ime Jedne Vere – Vukotić Media" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  • Bećković, Matija. Izabrane Pesme i Poeme. Belgrade: Bigz, 1990.
  • Petković, Novica. "Twentieth century literature". Essays on Modern Serbian Bards. Ralph Bogert, Ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006.

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