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Radoje Domanović (1873–1908) is considered the best satirist in all Serbian literature during the turn of the 20th century. A gifted writer interested in politics, Domanović wielded his implacable pen against the injustices of a democracy in the making.

From 1895 to 1898 Domanović worked as a teacher of Serbian language and history in the south of Serbia. During his teaching tenure, he started writing his first realist stories. After coming into conflict with the government, he lost his job and moved with family to Belgrade, where he started working as a journalist in various political and literary journals, writing political articles and satirical stories. Radoje’s rise to fame came with the publication of his most famous stories, like “Leader” (1901) and “Stradija” (1902). Due to his uncompromising attitude, he became known as one of the main opponents of the Obrenović dynasty and its reactionary regime.

After the 1903 coup d’état and regime change, Domanović received a post of scribe in the Ministry of Education; however, he soon found himself disappointed with the lack of any real change in the society. He started his own political weekly journal, “Stradija”, in which he continued to criticize the weaknesses of the new democracy, but his writing no longer had the strength and inspiration it used to have.

Radoje Domanović died half hour after midnight on August 17, 1908, at the age of 35, after a long struggle with chronic pneumonia and tuberculosis. His remaining unpublished works were lost during the First World War.

As a part of the initiative of the Radoje Domanović” Project, created in 2013 and managed by Vladimir Živanović, three of the most famous Domanović’s stories are translated into various world languages in order to make them more accessible worldwide, and promote Serbian culture and literature.

Currently available languages of India:

For other languages, return to the previous page or read the stories in Serbian language.

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