Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Serbian by Steven Teref and Maja Teref. A dynamic artist at the height of his poetic powers, Tadić presents to the reader a world that is at once surreal and hauntingly familiar, a world of outlandish encounters and uncanny creatures. His poetry addresses the challenges of surviving as an artist in a Communist society, and themes of victimization, oppression and spiritual pollution permeate much of his work. ASSEMBLY is a gently subversive and mischievous collection, a harrowing yet humanizing work that is a stunning testimony to Tadić's outstanding abilities as an artist.
Novica Tadić was born in Smriječno, a small Montenegrin village, in 1949 and lived in Zemun, Serbia. Until 2007, he was the editor-in-chief for the literary publisher Rad, where he had worked for 38 years. A renowned Serbian poet and a member of the Serbian Literary Society, Tadić published sixteen books of poetry, in addition to many selected works. His poetry has been represented in many poetry anthologies from Serbia and around the world. Collections of his work have been translated into numerous languages. Tadić passed away in January 2011.Author City: Zemun SER