Lazarevic, Laza

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Lazarević, Laza


Born May 1, 1851, in Šabac; died Dec. 29, 1890, in Belgrade. Serbian writer.

Lazarević first studied law in Belgrade; later, he studied medicine in Berlin and had a doctor’s practice. He began his literary career in the 1860’s with translations of the works of N. V. Gogol and N. G. Chernyshevskii. He will be remembered as a master of the literary profile and the psychological short story centered on acute dramatic conflict. Lazarević was called the Serbian Turgenev. Some of his works tend to idealize patriarchal relations.


Izabrana dela, 2nd ed. Belgrade, 1961.


Bogdanović, M. “O Lazi Lazareviću.” Stari i novi, vol. 4. Belgrade, 1952.
Joburuć, B. Laza K. Lazarević. Belgrade, 1966.
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