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.