Bosnian Phase V

PHASE V: Contemporary Fiction, Biography, and Poetry

Studying the contemporary literature in Phase V unveils the close relationships between the traditional folklore and contemporary stories. At the conclusion of this phase, threads that emerged across the genres can be traces and summarized. Studying multicultural literature is an excellent way to foster acceptance and appreciation for cultural differences.

     Ali, R., & Lifschultz, L. (1993). Why Bosnia? Writing on the Balkan War. Pamphleteer Press.
"Substantial collection of essays and poetry on Bosnia - a valuable contribution to the literature on the Balkan War". (BosNet).

    Armistead, S., & Silverman, J. (1971). Judeo-Spanish Ballads from Bosnia. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
This book provides information about Judeo-Hispanic ballads created in Bosnia. "Diverted from the mainstream of Hispanic culture at the end of the Middle Ages, Judeo-Hispanic language and folk literature - despite the absorption of numerous Balkan elements - constitute in essence a living, contemporary document of late 15th century Spanish linguistic and folkloric forms and, as such, are of inestimable value to Hispanists and folklorists alike. Judeo-Hispanic culture in Bosnia today is, however, rapidly approaching extinction" (p.3).

    Larvin, J. (1962). An Anthology of Modern Yugoslav Poetry in English Translations. London: John Calder.
The book is a collection of poetry written by many different well-known authors from four parts of former Republic of Yugoslavia: Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, and Macedonia. All the poems are translated into English.

    Subotic, D. (1932). Yugoslav Popular Ballads: Their Origin and Development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
This publication attempts to introduce Serbian poetry and, in particular, ballads to the world audience in English. It contains some pieces of poetry, heroic songs, and ballads.