Matavulj, Sima

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Matavulj, Sima

 

Born Sept. 14, 1852, in Šibenik; died Feb. 20, 1908, in Belgrade. Serbian writer.

Matavulj was the son of a minor tradesman. He worked as a teacher and was one of the most educated Serbian writers of his day. His early writings, containing ethnographic descriptions, bore the imprint of a romantic idealization of reality, such as the novel The Refugee (1892, 1st ed. called Janko the Refugee, 1885). Switching to realism, Matavulj created a whole gallery of social types in his most significant works, the collection of short stories From Montenegro and the Dalmatian Coast (vols. 1-2, 1888-89) and the anticlerical novel Brother Brne Bakonja (1892, 1st ed. 1888).

WORKS

Sabrana dela, books 1-8. Belgrade, 1953-56.
In Russian translation:
Bakonia fra Brne. Rasskazi. Foreword by I. Dorba. Moscow, 1960.

REFERENCE

Gligoric, V. “Simo Matavulj.” In his book Srpski realisti, 3rd ed. Belgrade, 1960.
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