Prize-winner Vilenica 2006, Miodrag Pavlović2018-12-19T22:19:21+02:00

The literary jury panel consisting of Veno Taufer, the president Andrej Blatnik, Lidija Dimkovska, Niko Grafenauer, Ludwig Hartinger, Jože Hradil, Vesna Kondrič Horvat, Andrej Medved, Tone Peršak, Veronika Simoniti, Tomaž Šalamun, Neva Šlibar, Špela Šramel, Aleš Šteger, Jana Unuk and Jani Virk has decided to confer the prize Vilenica 2006 on Miodrag Pavlović, one of the foremost writers of contemporary Serbian poetry and a founder of modernism. With the literary prize Vilenica 2006 Serbia and Montenegro join the list of Vilenica-prize receiving countries.

Miodrag Pavlović’s biography
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Miodrag Pavlović is a poet, an essayist, a prose writer and a playwright. He was born in 1928 in Novi Sad. He graduated in medicine and worked as a doctor for several years. He was Director of the Belgrade National Theatre Drama and in 1961 he started working as an editor for the publishing house Prosveta in Belgrade and held the position for twenty years.
He travelled extensively and gave lectures at universities in the United States, Australia, India and China.
He is a regular member of the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the European Academy of Poetry.
He has received a great number of important awards and prizes for his literary work such as the Serbian Writers’ Association Prize, the Belgrade October Prize for his dramatic work, the Struga Golden Wreath, the Belgrade October Prize for his literary works, the Zmaj Prize for poetry, the Branko Miljković Prize, the Rade Drainc Prize, the Todor Manojlović Prize, the Desanka Maksimović Prize, the Jovan Dučić Prize, the Vuk Karađić Prize, the Laze Kostić Prize, the Djordje Jovanović Prize for his contributions to literary criticism and theory, the Nolit Publishing House Prize, the City of Vršac European Prize for poetry and in 2003 the City of Münster European Prize for poetry.

Bibliography of Miodrag Pavlović

Poetry
87 poems (87 pesama), 1952, 1979, 1999, 2003
The Tower of Recollections (Stub sećanja), 1953
Octaves (Oktave), 1957
The First Milk (Mleko iskoni), 1963
The Great Skitija (Veliki Skitija), 1969
The New Skitija (Nova Skitija), 1970
Hododarje, 1970
The Bright and Gloomy Festivals (Svetli i tamni praznici), 1971
Taking Vows (Zavetine), 1976
Links (Karike), 1977
Singing at the Whirlpool (Pevanje na Viru), 1977
Taking Flights Around Serbia (Bekstva po Srbiji), 1979
Selected Poems (Izabrane pesme), 1979
The Book of a Clairvoyant (Vidovnica), 1979
Poetry I, Poetry II, 1981
A Wonderful Miracle (Divno čudo), 1982, 1989, 2002
The Golden Dispute (Zlatna zavada), 1982
Pursuing (Sledstvo),1985
Poetry (Poezija), 1986
The Days and Nights of Sveta Gora (Svetogorski dani i noći), 1987
The Defence of Our City (Odbrana našeg grada), 1989
Entering Cremona (Ulazak u Kremonu), 1989,1995
The Book of the Ancient Writings (Knjiga staroslovna), 1989, 1991
Harmlessness (Bezazlenstva), 1989
He (On), 1989
Cosmologia profanata, 1990
The Essay on Man (Esej o čoveku), 1992
Poems about Childhood and Wars (Pesme o detinstvu i ratovima), 1992
The Book of Horizon (Knjiga horizonta), 1993
The Sky in the Rocks (Nebo v pećini), 1993, 1996
Between the Steps (Međustepenik), 1994
Taking Flights Around Serbia and Pursuing (Bekstva po Srbiji i sledstva), 1995
Selected and New Poems (Izabrane i nove pesme), 1996
A New Name for a Swear Word (Novo ime kletve), 1996
Dedicating a Poem (Posvećenje pesme), 1996
Selected Poems (Izabrane pesme), 1969
Serbia till the End of the Century (Srbija do kraja veka), 1996
The Theory of Soul (Nauk o duši), 1998
The Beginning (Iskon), 2000
The Origin (Izvor), 2000
The Outcome (Ishod), 2000
With Christ Unhesitatingly (S Hristom netremice), 2000

Prose
A Bridge with No Banks (Most bez obala), 1956, 1982
Important People (Bitni ljudi), 1995
The Usurpers of the Sky (Uzurpatori neba), 2000, 2004
The Second Arrival (Drugi dolazak), 2000
Aphrodites’ Bay (Afroditina uvala), 2001

Essays
The Deadlines of Poetry (Rokovi poezije), 1958
Eight Poets (Osam pesnika), 1964
The Diary of Froth (Dnevnik pene), 1972
Poetry and Culture (Poezija i kultura), 1974
The Poetics of the Modern (Poetika modernog), 1978, 2000, 2002
The Destroyers and the Wedding Guests (Ništitelji i svadbari), 1979
The New Painting Years of Mića Popović (Nove slikarske godine Miće Popovića), 1979
The Essays on Serbian Poets (Eseji o srpskim pesnicima), 1981, 2000
Natural Form and Shape (Prirodni oblik i lik), 1984
The Painting of Mladen Srbinović (Slikarstvo Mladena Srbinovića), 1985
Ritual and Oral Work (Obredno i govorno delo), 1986
The Poetics of the Sacrificial Ritual (Poetika žrtvenog obreda), 1987, 1996, 2000
A Speech about Nothing (Govor o ničem), 1987
A Place of Worship and Transformation (Hram i preobraženje), 1989
Reading of the Absent-Minded ???? (Čitanje zamišljenog), 1990
The Essays on Serbian Poets (Eseji o srpskim pesnicima), 1992
A Treatise on Folk and Old Serbian Poetry (Ogledi o narodnoj i staros srpskoj poeziji), 1993, 2000
The Rituals of Poetic Life (Obredi poetičkog života), 1989
The Festivities on a Platform (Svečanosti na platou), 1999

Plays
The Plays of the Nameless (Igre bezimenih), 1963
The Underground Steps (Koraci u podzemlju), 1991

Travelogues
China – a travelling eye (Kina – oko na putu), 1982, 1995
Roads to a Place of Worship (Putevi do hrama), 1991
The Hilandar’s Door Opens (Otvaraju se hilandarske dveri), 1997
Distant Hallways (Daleka predvorja), 1999

Translations
Miodrag Pavlović’s volumes of poetry have been translated into Polish (1964, 1980, 1982), German (1968, 1990, 1994, 1995, 2002), French (1970, 1986, 1988), Macedonian (1971, 1990), Rumanian (1972, 1989), Slovak (1973), English (1976, 1983, 1985, 1989), Greek (1981), Hungarian (1988), Bulgarian (1989), Swedish (1998).
Veno Taufer has translated two of Pavlović’s volumes of poetry into Slovene: The Bright and Gloomy Festivals (1977) and Poems (1977).
Several prose works and essays have been translated into Czech, Hungarian, Polish and German.

He also does translations from Italian, French and English.