Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia, Department of Pulmonology (1) University of Belgrade, Serbia, Faculty of Medicine (2) Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia, Department of Neurology (3) Hospital for Psychiatric Disorders "Dr Laza Lazarevic
", Belgrade, Serbia (4)
Snezana Milosavljevic Milic (Professor at the School of Philosophy, University of Nis, Serbia) for providing me with the digital version of an analytical text "Narrative functions in Laza Lazarevic
's story, 'To Matins with Father for the First Time.'" The same goes to Dr.
On the other hand, it is logical that one and the same attitude must have perpetuated a uniformity of opinion through an entire century and longer, which could not have been conducive to the essential progress in the interpretation and understanding of not just one but all of Laza Lazarevic's stories.
Nedic quotes only Marica's "feelings of a housewife, wife, and mother," (34) while Deretic mentions only that "in the house there is the mother, as guardian and protector, and the awesome Pera Zelenbac rules in the tavern." (35) In this context the 1964 study Laza Lazarevic, written by Serbian literature scholar Slobodan Z.
Despite expecting university textbooks to be more objective to meet the requirements of academically sound methodology, and despite expecting scholars to take an ethical approach to the subjects and problems they study, we shall see that Milija Nikolic's textbook, Laza Lazarevic's "To Matins with Father for the First Time": A Research Approach to the Story with a Look at Narrative Forms contains some inadequate methodologies and offers uncomfortable dimensions of research ethics.
(2) According to the editor of the annotated edition of Lazarevic's stories (Laza Lazarevic, Celokupna dela (Belgrade: SANU, 1986), "Svabica" was the first story Lazarevic tried to write and which he continued to write throughout his life, even on his deathbed, searching for the right form and not finding it.
He saw the greatest danger for Serbian society in the attacks on this patriarchal way of life, as manifested in "Prvi put s ocem na jutrenje" ("To Matins with Father for the First Time")." See "Laza Lazarevic (1851-1890)" in An Anthology of Serbian Literature, ed.
undoubtedly his best." Mihailovich and Mikasinovich: "Laza Lazarevic (1851-1890)," 73.
Practically all the new writers--Milovan Glisic, Laza Lazarevic
, Janko Veselinovic, and Simo Matavulj, to name only the best--reflected in their works the newly attained awareness of existing social problems and matters other than individual concerns.