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Branko Miljković
Branko Miljković
(Serbian Cyrillic: Бранко Миљковић; 29 January 1934 – 12 February 1961) was an iconic Serbian poet.[1] He was best known throughout Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and other countries of the Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc
for his influential writings. At a time when no one could have foreseen anything but a bright future for the poet, he died prematurely in 1961 at the age of 27. He was found hanging from a tree in Zagreb, today's Croatia. This controversial incident was officially recorded as a suicide.[2] In his one-line poem "Epitaph," he writes "Ubi me prejaka reč" ("I was killed by a word too strong") almost sensing his premature end of life. During the last years of his life, he published five books of poetry (I Wake Her in Vain, Death against Death, The Origin of Hope, Fire and Nothing, The Shining Blood, criticism, and translations of the French Symbolists and Russian poet Osip Mandelstam. He continues to influence poets to this day.

References[edit]

^ Politika
Politika
(2011-10-02). "Kako je stradao Branko Miljković" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2017-07-24.  ^ Politika
Politika
(2011-03-10). "Izložba o Branku Miljkoviću" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2017-07-24. 

External links[edit]

Branko Miljkovic poetry /English/ Translated works by Branko Miljković Biography of Branko Miljković
Branko Miljković
on web site Poetabg (in Serbian) Short biography written by Kosta Dimitrijević and published on Poemhunter website and archived [1] Short biography on Znanje (in Serbian) Works (in Serbian)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 14773988 LCCN: n84003612 ISNI: 0000 0000 7140 5022 GND: 11940317X SUDOC: 027029646 BNF: cb11916109w (data) NKC: js20020812788

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