The academic and writer, Milorad Pavić, died today of a heart attack, aged 81, has confirmed the family of the writer. Pavić has been one of the most translated contemporary writers Serbs because of its novel "Khazar Dictionary", published 25 years ago. Highly reputed connoisseur of Serbian literature, he taught until retirement at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad. His works are more than 80 translations in different languages around the world. Experts from Europe, USA and Brazil named Pavić for the Nobel Prize for literature. Pavić will be remembered as one of the best translators of Russian classics and as the author of beautiful stories, a dozen novels, plays and essays. R.I.P.At least he lived to a full age. He was still writing excellent experimental novels up to his death. Hopefully, others here reading this have tried his works, either in translation or in the original Serbian.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Found this just now in my Facebook listings: