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SLAVICA TRAJKOC – AUTOR
IN THE WORLD OF POETRY
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POLITICA, Thursday May 27, 2004
IN THE WORLD OF POETRY
The Heart of Aurora
The poems of Slavia Trajkovic are universal; also thematic, motivating and conceptional. They are the emotional distillation from the multilevel process of writing. Virtual poetic gnawing, but also potent economy of expression; the forms render her language pleasurable and amenable in their simplicity. In this collection of poems “The Mirror” de spiritual ripening of the poetess appears, which is not a closed system of secret codes (often only formal, empty).
It is the place where every reader recognizes himself, because he has loved, he has striven, has longed, mourned, felt, colliding with other people and returning to himself. Mark Despotovic has, among other things, written such in a review of the collection of poetry by Slavica Trajkovic. “The Heart of Aurora”, which was published by the author herself.
This book is just one of a series that has flowed out of the pen of Slavica Trajkovic (1966). At first, she published together with her husband Zoran a collection of lyric writings “In The Name of Love / With the Eyes of a Bird” in 1996. In a publication by Nova of Slobodan Masic her novel “People With A Shadow” was also published.
“Free and Dead”, the first collection of her poetry appeared as the 115th title in the library “Sounds of the Time”; the publisher was Apostrof, 2000. The reviewer and literary critic Srba Ignjatovic has advanced that the poetess turned down and negated poetry as a beautiful lie and that therefore her poetry can be experienced as a valuable new lyricism, above all because of the truth, authenticity and individuality.
After the collection “Free and Dead”, Slavica Trajkovic published the novel “A Short Story About Temptation”, and this year a book of poetry.
To the question whether there is this time also rebellious poetry in “The Heart of Aurora”, the poetess answers, “I believe also that women are conditioned from birth and that it is impossible to jump across the mud of bourgeois egotism, because one’s wedding and the role of one’s mother makes one susceptible. It is depressing and unnecessary to always have to be socially acceptable, even though “rebellious poetry” is missing. I am 38 years old and finally reached the stage where the pain stops.”
On the occasion of the latest collection of her poetry, Slavia Trajkovic says it is logical that a poet does not want to publish without a poem and that then the question of publishing or staying in the poetic woods is the thematic backbone of this book.
Books “In the Name Of Love” / “With the Eyes of a Bird” volume of lyrical writings, 1996 (Slavica and Zoran Trajkovic). “People with a Shadow”, novel, 1997. “Free and Dead”, a book of poetry, 2000. “A Short Story about Temptation”, novel, 2000. “The Heart of Aurora” book of poetry 2005. Publishers: Nova and Apostrof.
Because our history is burdened on an artificial basis with stories purported to be the true history, civilization has taken the road of the victors by means of a victory that was achieved in a cruel manner.
This led to questions within the realm of history and literature concerning certain events from our own time or the past and occasionally even future events that their authors have conjured up with their poetic intuition.
Modern times, which bears the prospect of its own downfall, has taught us that everyone is wrong who thinks that fiction can beat reality.
The term reality has emerged as the concept introduced by the ruling elite in order through their tyranny to govern the masses in a consistent attempt to create history and in return to allot a certain materialistic compensation.
If we want to consider the matter of conspiracies, there are famous characters of spies who have appeared in literature, movies or comic books, always with the same purpose: they enter into battle with the secret services, state conspiracies, crime, terrorism and the police.
All that can be found in the novel by Slobodan Radojev Mitric Help! They’ve kidnapped me! Lady Di: easily manipulated police officials, controlled heads of secret services, a queen and a princess, female vampires, criminals, famous sports figures, the super rich on our planet, presidents, and the everyday life of the King of the United Arab Emirates, the British Royal Family as well as the daily work of the Paris police force.
And most important of all: The novel about Princess Diana raises questions relating to her life before and during her marriage to Prince Charles until after the divorce and her death, which here is part of a counter-counter-operation, continuing a fairytale that began with her marriage to the British Crown Prince and that is later to result in the tremendous worship by the masses of the people’s princess.
The spy story is entwined with a melodramatic line of the Princess and her husband, her fiancés and lovers, indeed the whole male world that revolves around Diana.
The novel has either a happy or a melodramatic ending, but both acknowledge the existence of Princess Diana, both contradict the medical as well as the historical version of the story and suggest new hypotheses, concerning not only the fate of Princess Diana, but also the fate of our civilization.
WHERE IS PRINCESS DIANA?
A (translated) Review by Prof. Rade Bozovic, Former Dean of the Philological Faculty of the University of Belgrade and presently Professor of Oriental Studies. He is a member of the Serbian Writers Union.
We have plenty of reasons for stating that Slobodan Radojev Mitrić is a skilled writer of true crime novels. In his book "Help! They’ve Kidnapped Me! Lady Di" he writes not a single unnecessary sentence nor does he give a any unnecessary description. In fact, the novel focuses above all on the dialogue that exemplarily fits every situation. When it needs to be lyrical, it is so; when it should be satirical, it is so; when deemed advisable for the dialogue to inform the reader, it does so. The dialogue is almost theatrical. The story line is skillfully guided to the end, which is not your standard happy ending of a crime story. Finally, the outcome is surprising and somewhat intriguing. Where is Princess Diana? Is she really dead? Moreover, what happened to her lover Dodi al–Fayed?
This short but very fast moving novel is not at all your ordinary run of the mill crime story. It is rather a smoothly rendered gift with criticism of the secret services that are obviously involved in the sinister actions of the underworld. For anyone with knowledge concerning the latter, Slobodan Radojev Mitric has succeeded in writing an interesting crime story.
Had I not predicted what road your Lady Di book would take – that it will become a world bestseller!
With pleasure, I read your press release about the appearance of your book in the United Kingdom. It is a natural approach, and translations in all countries of the world will pile up. I’m sure the book will enjoy the largest circulation in the world that an author has ever experienced.
For you, the ultimate joy and for the Serbian people a great honor to realize that it has such a powerful and spiritually strong personality in its ranks. So shall it be. I hope that here [in Serbia] institutions will ensure that the honor for writing this book will be given to the Serbian people. Because, you are the only person in the world worthy of representing our people; something that has not happened to Serbia since the days of Ivo Andric.
It was an honor for me to belong to the first Serbs, who personally received the book as a gift, for which I thank you with joy.
Permanently fascinated by all this, I remain,
Dusan Tesic Luzanski
P.S. David Strossmayer, added the following sentence to this appraisal: “I agree with everything you have said and have absolutely nothing to add to it, perhaps ‘AMEN’, LET IT BE In Hebrew.”
"Help! They’ve Kidnapped Me! Lady Di" by Slobodan R. Mitric
"Help! Ze hebben me gekidnapt! Lady Di" By Slobodan Radojev Mitric
UPOMOĆ! KIDNAPOVALI SU ME! LEDI DAJANA