Srpski književni glasnik 1901–1914

Vitošević, Dragiša

Српски књижевни гласник 1901–1914.


Novi Sad: Matica srpska; Beograd: Institut za književnost i umetnost, Vuk Karadžić;

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This monograph about the pivotal periodical of the Serbian Moderna provides insight into the spiritual and literary life of the epoch as the 19th century gave way to the 20th, into the principles and objectives of Glasnik’s editorial policy; it brings very precise portraits of the editors and collaborators and, reconstructing the context of the epoch, offers an answer to the question of why this particular periodical and not some other one decisively influenced the cultural and social trends in Serbia before the First World War. The closing chapters are dedicated to genre issues, those of particular importance being the ones pertaining to literary criticism and translated literature as the cornerstones of Glasnik’s concept of modernisation of national literature. Analysing the prose and poetic genres in this periodical, the author points to some innovative shifts that were achieved and to their contribution to the development of Serbian literature.


the Serbian Moderna, “Europeanisation”, aestheticism, ideology, the national and social functions of literature and art