The Famous Minds, Digitalized

Needless to introduce Shakespeare.

We will present several writings in Shakespeare’s style: poetry, talks related to Covid-19, to Christmas, etc.

As a bonus, there are selections of texts automatically generated during several training sessions, gradually presenting how the writing style is absorbed more and more.

And, as a bonus to the bonus: complete log files from the full training sessions. Copy/pasted texts from the logs.

Born  in a village near Prilep in 1921. Studied philology at Skopje University and worked there as a professor. Was the first chairman of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, corresponding member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts, as well as of the Serbian and Slovene Academies, and honorary doctor of the Universities of Chicago and Krakow.

Wrote poetry, short stories, and essays, as well as scholarly works, many of them on the Macedonian language. Editor of the Dictionarv of the Macedonian Language, translator of Heine and Shakespeare. His works have been translated into Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Albanian, Turkish, Hungarian, French, Russian, Italian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, German, and English.

Winner of numerous prizes, including the Golden Wreath of the Struga Poetry Evenings.

Desanka Maksimović was a Serbian poet, professor of literature, and a member of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

She graduated from the gymnasium in Valjevo and the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy. Desanka Maksimović was a professor of Serbian language from 1923 until 1953 in several schools. One of her best students was Mira Alečković, who also became a Serbian poet and a close friend of Desanka Maksimović. In August 1933 she married Sergej Slastikov, but they had no children of their own.

When Desanaka Maksimovic heard of German soldiers shooting primary school children in Kragujevac, she wrote “Krvava Bajka” (A Bloody Fairy Tale), a poem that speaks of the terror practiced by German army in World War II. The poem was not published until after the war had ended.

Her poetry spoke about love and patriotism; it was enthusiastic and youthful, yet serious and sensitive. Desanka Maksimović won a number of literature awards. She died on February 11, 1993, in Belgrade, at the age of 95. She was buried in Brankovina, where she grew up.

Aco Šopov (Macedonian: Ацо Шопов; 1923 in Štip – 1982 in Skopje) was a Macedonian poet. He was considered one of the most important poets of Yugoslavia. He took part in World War II in Yugoslavia (1941–45) and his poems written at the time were published as Pesni (Poems) in Belgrade and Kumanovo in 1944 and in Štip the following year. Pesni was the first poetry collection published in Macedonian in SR Macedonia after the war.

Šopov was a member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (1967) and a corresponding member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (1968).

He graduated from the philosophy department of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje and the Higher Political School in Belgrade. He was president of the Translators’ Union and the Writers’ Union of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia in the 1950s and 1960s, and of the Writers’ Union of Yugoslavia from 1965 to 1969. From 1970 to 1977 he was a diplomat.

Kosta Apostolov Solev (Macedonian: Коста Апостолов Солев; 22 December 1908 – 13 June 1943), primarily known as poet Kočo Racin , was a Macedonian author and socialist activist who is considered a founder of modern Macedonian literature. Racin wrote in prose too and created some significant works with themes from history, philosophy, and literary critique.

Tome Velkov was born in 1947, in Strumica. He lives and works in Skopje.He has been writing poetry since 1964, when he became a member of the Literary Club “Koco Racin” from Veles.
He has been mentioned in several almanacs of this literary club, and in subsequent years, his poetry was published in several magazines: Mlad Borec, Studentski zbor, Sovremenost, Telegram from Zagreb, Mladost from Belgrade, Stremez, etc.
So far he published the following books of poetry:
Juzen veter (South Wind) (2001)
Kopnezi i sonista (Hopes and dreams) (2010)
Zolti sekavanja (Yellow memories) ((2014)
Cudno vreme (Strange times) (2016)
Kazete im deka zaminav (Tell them I left) (2021)
Ljubov, skrb i pelin (Love, mourning and poison) (2022)

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