A Lexicon of Serbian-American Writers

Vasa Mihailovich

Serbian Classics Press New York, 2013.

28 cm, 160 str.

meki povez, latinica

ISBN: 9780983473633

Ever since Serbs began to arrive in the United States of America in the early nineteenth century in the person of George Fisher (also known as Djordje Shagich), they have distinguished themselves in politics, the arts, the sciences, entertainment, literature, and sports. They made many significant contributions, especially to literature, during three waves of immigration (pre-World War I, post-World War II, and after disintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s).\ These articles were originally published in the American Srbobran, two hundred of them from December 5, 2000 to October 21, 2009. The writers represented here hail from all fields: political science, social science, autobiography and, most of all, poetry and fiction. The authors included in this volume were either born in the United States, immigrated to or spent a considerable amount of time in the U.S. Undoubtedly, many more writers could have been included, but considerations of space have limited the choice. This lexicon offers a sound overview of their contributions to both Serbian as well as American Literature. A balance between writers born in Serbia and those born in the U.S. has been struck. Brief biographies of the writers, along with an assessment of their work, are followed by excerpts.

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