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Author Miller, Nick, 1963-

Title The nonconformists : culture, politics, and nationalism in a Serbian intellectual circle, 1944-1991 / Nick Miller
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Simina 9a in a new Yugoslavia -- Nonconformist initiations -- Ćosić : engagement and disillusionment, 1956-1966 -- Drama and politics: Mihiz in the sixties -- The suicide and rebirth of the painting: Mića Popović, 1959-1974 -- Fragmented Serbia -- Ćosić and Popović return to Serbia -- From principle to catharsis -- The children of Cain -- The limits of revelation -- The legend of Simina 9a in Serbia's modern history
Summary Serbia's national movement of the 1980s and 1990s, Nick Miller suggests, was not the product of an ancient, immutable, and aggressive Serbian national identity; nor was it an artificial creation of powerful political actors looking to capitalize on its mobilizing power. Miller argues that cultural processes are too often ignored in favor of political ones; that Serbian intellectuals did work within a historical context, but that they were not slaves to the past. His subjects are Dobrica Cosic (a novelist), Mica Popovic (a painter) and Borislav Mihajlovic Mihiz (a literary critic). These three influential Serbian intellectuals concluded by the late 1960s that communism had failed the Serbian people; together, they helped forge a new Serbian identity that fused older cultural imagery with modern conditions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-370) and index
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Subject Ćosić, Dobrica, 1921-2014 -- Criticism and interpretation
Popović, Mića -- Criticism and interpretation
Mihajlović-Mihiz, Borislav, 1922-1997 -- Criticism and interpretation
Mihajlović-Mihiz, Borislav, 1922- -- Criticism and interpretation
Popović, Mića -- Criticism and interpretation
Ćosić, Dobrica, 1921-2014 -- Criticism and interpretation
Ćosić, Dobrica, 1921-2014.
Mihajlović-Mihiz, Borislav, 1922-1997.
Popović, Mića.
Intellectuals -- Serbia -- History -- 20th century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Nationalism.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Nationalism & Patriotism.
Intellectual life.
Serbia -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781429499606