Mystery of a Book – Two Versions. Ten poems about partisans by Sibe Miličić (1886-1944?)

Journal of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, No. 1, 2008


Ivan Bošković   ORCID icon ; University of Split, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 

pages 255-276

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Sibe Miličić has one of the most mysterious of literary fates. His life as a poet, story teller, novelist, painter and diplomat is filled with many mysterious stories and unknowns. One of the unknown facts is related to the poem collection Deset pjesama o partizanima (Ten poems about partisans). There are two versions of that collection. One was printed in Bari in 1944, and the other, in a typewritten manuscript, was dedicated to Mrs. Desa Avellini. Their comparison, depicted as documents of a specific time and social and literary practice, shows an entire depth of redactional (ideological) interventions.


poetry; poetical versions; ideological poetry; ideological interventions