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Mehmed Mesa Selimovic

On this day in 1910 was born writer Mehmed Mesa Selimovic, a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts / SANU / and one of the greatest Serbian and Yugoslav writers of the 20th century. The writer’s “Death and the Dervish” – one of the greatest novels of domestic and world literature. Selimovic was born in Tuzla, was a partisan and later a prominent writer. Listed among the 100 most prominent Serbs. He has received numerous awards, the most important being: NIN Award, “Goran Award”, “Njegoš prize” Dvadesetsedmojulska awards SR BiH, this award AVNOJ.

His life’s work is stylistically flawless novel “The Dervish and Death”, in which he wove the tragedy of the brother who died after the war because of the banal reason, although he was a fighter. There are also well-known works, “Fortress”, “circle”, “Memories”, “foreign country” and “For and Against Vuk”. Selimovic for life pleaded not known Serbian writer and his testamentary letter to SANU in 1976, stating: “I come from a Muslim family, I’m a Serb. I belong to Serbian literature, and literary production in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to which also belong, I think only native literary center, and not the special literature Serbo language.

Equally respect my origin and their commitment, because I am attached to everything that determined my personality and my work. Any attempt to do splits, for any purpose, I would consider the abuse of the fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution. I belong, therefore, to the nation and literature Vuk, Matavulja, Stevan Sremac, Borislav Stankovic, Peter Kočić, Ivo Andric, and his deepest kinship with them, I have no need to prove. They knew that, after all, and members of the editorial board of the edition ‘Serbian literature in hundreds of books’, which are also members of SASA and me together in the Language and Literature Department: Mladen Leskovac, Dusan Matic, Vojislav Djuric and Boško Petrović. It is not therefore by chance that I send this letter of SASA with the express request that it be considered eligible biographical information. ” Selimovic closer ancestors from Bileca, a native from Vranje on the border Herzegovina and Montenegro, of brotherhood drobnjačkog Vujovic.

Mesa Selimovic lived in Belgrade since January 1973. He died on July 11, 1982, and was buried in the Alley of Distinguished Citizens of Belgrade. It is not therefore by chance that I send this letter of SASA with the express request that it be considered eligible biographical information. ” Selimovic closer ancestors from Bileca, a native from Vranje on the border Herzegovina and Montenegro, of brotherhood drobnjačkog Vujovic.

Mesa Selimovic lived in Belgrade since January 1973. He died on July 11, 1982, and was buried in the Alley of Distinguished Citizens of Belgrade. It is not therefore by chance that I send this letter of SASA with the express request that it be considered eligible biographical information. ” Selimovic closer ancestors from Bileca, a native from Vranje on the border Herzegovina and Montenegro, of brotherhood drobnjačkog Vujovic. Mesa Selimovic lived in Belgrade since January 1973. He died on July 11, 1982, and was buried in the Alley of Distinguished Citizens of Belgrade.

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