Stevan Raičković

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Stevan Raičković
Stevan Kragujevic, Stevan Raičković, kraj spomenika akademiku i piscu Stevanu Sremcu, Senta juli 1995.JPG
Born5 July 1928
Neresnica, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died6 May 2007(2007-05-06) (aged 78)
Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
OccupationPoet, writer
LanguageSerbian
NationalitySerbian
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade
Notable worksKamena uspavanka

Stevan Raičković (5 July 1928, Neresnica near Kučeva — 6 May 2007, Belgrade) was a Serbian poet, writer and academic.

Biography[edit]

Raičković was born in to a family of teachers which moved a lot around the country as he was growing up. He pursued his gymnasium education in Senta, Kruševac, Smederevo and Subotica, where he graduated in 1947 and started writing for various newspapers at the age of 17 including Politika. Soon after Raičković started his studies at Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy. His first job was at the redaction of Radio Belgrade and afterwards as an editor in Prosveta [1] publishing house.

He was elected as a correnspoding member of Serbian academy of sciences and arts in 1972. and a full member nine years later.[2] Some of his awards include: Zmajeva, Neven, Njegoš's award, Goran's wraith ward, Branko Miljkovic award for poetry, Milos N. Djuric award for the best translation, Vuk's award, the 7th July award, October award of cities of Belgrade and Herceg-Novi.

Raičković translated numerous poets including Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetaeva, Joseph Brodsky, Boris Pasternak, Shakespeare's sonnets and Petrarch.

His collected works were published in 1998. and translated in more than 10 languages.[3]

Works[edit]

  • Detinjstva (1950),
  • Pesma tišine (1952),
  • Balada o predvečerju (1955),
  • Kasno leto (1958),
  • Tisa (1961),
  • Kamena uspavanka (1963),
  • Stihovi (1964),
  • Prolazi rekom lađa (1967),
  • Varke (1967),
  • Zapisi (1971),
  • Zapisi o crnom Vladimiru (1971),
  • Slučajni memoari (1978),
  • Točak za mučenje (1981),
  • Panonske ptice (1988),
  • Monolog na Topoli (1988),
  • Svet oko mene (1988),
  • Stihovi iz dnevnika (1990),
  • Fascikla 1999/2000 (2004),
  • Čarolija o Herceg-Novom (1989),
  • Suvišna pesma (1991),
  • Kineska priča (1995),
  • Intimne mape (1978),
  • Zlatna greda (1993),
  • Beleške o poeziji (1978),
  • Portreti pesnika (1987),
  • Dnevnik o poeziji (1990),
  • Dnevnik o poeziji II (1997),
  • Nulti ciklus (1998),
  • U društvu pesnika (2000),
  • Slova i besede (2000),
  • Linija magle (2001)
  • Monolog o poeziji (2001);
  • Veliko dvorište (1955),
  • Družina pod suncem (1960),
  • Gurije (1962),
  • Krajcara i druge pesme (1971),
  • Vetrenjača (1974),
  • Male bajke (1974),
  • Slike i prilike (1978),
  • Selidba (1983),
  • Jedan mogući život (Homo poeticus) (2002)

Translations[edit]

  • Shakespeare's sonnets (1964),
  • Six Russian poets (1970),
  • Love sonnets - Petrarch (1974),
  • Slovenske rime (1976),
  • Zlatna jesen – selection of poetry by Boris Pasternak (1990)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stevan Raičković: PESME, Srpska književnost u sto knjiga, knjiga 99, Matica srpska/Srpska književna zadruga, 1972.
  2. ^ skazna. "Stevan Raičković". www.smrtnakazna.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  3. ^ "Stevan Raičković (1928—2007)". riznicasrpska.net. Retrieved 2018-08-19.