Jakov Ignjatovic

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Ignjatović, Jakov


Born Dec. 12, 1824, in Szentendre; died Aug. 4, 1889, in Novi Sad. Serbian writer. Son of a merchant. Took part in the Revolution of 1848.

Ignjatovic depicted the struggle of the Serbs and Hungarians against the Turkish yoke in his historical novels and novellas Djuradj Brankovic (1859) and Manzor and Dzemila (1860), which were written in the romantic spirit. His novels Milan Narandiic (1860–63), Strange World (1869), Vasa Respekt (1875), The Eternal Suitor (1878), and The Sufferer (1888) heralded the transition to realism in Serbian literature.


Odabrana dela, vols. 1–8. Novi Sad, 1948–53.
Odabrana dela, vols. 1–2. Novi Sad-Belgrade [1959]


Gligoric, V. J. Ignjatovic. Belgrade, 1949.
Skerlic, J. J. Ignjatovic. Belgrade, 1965.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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These writers described encouraging and supportive fathers, quite unlike the tyrannical patriarchs who dominated Serbian literature from the early novels of Jakov Ignjatovic (Milan Narandzic, Vasa Regpekt, and Veciti mladozenja) to the later novels of Stevan Sremac (Zona Zamfirova) and Borisav Stankovic (Necista krv).
Association of Writers of Serbia / Jakov Ignjatovic Foundation.
Tenemos constancia de que varios escritores notables de esta epoca conocian, apreciaban, e incluso se inspiraban en la historia del viejo manchego: Jakov Ignjatovic, Laza Kostic, Jovan Ilid y sus hijos, Jovan Jovanovic-Zmaj, Stevan Sremac y Laza Lazarevic son algunos de ellos.
When we compare Lazarevic's stories, and within them his attitude towards the patriarchal way of life, with other narratives of Serbian realism we notice with greater clarity the closeness of his visions to similar attitudes in novels by Jakov Ignjatovic and Svetolik Rankovic (1863-99).