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Date of birth:
17.10.1934
Place of birth:
Skopje
Membership in MASA:
Full member, 1997
Institutions:
Faculty of Philology „Blazhe Koneski“ in Skopje; Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts; European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg, Austria.
Field of expertise:
General and Comparative Literature

Biography

Acad. Vlada Urošević was born in Skopje in 1934. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje in the group for History of literature of the peoples of Yugoslavia in 1957 and acquired PhD degree at the same university by defending the doctoral thesis “Fantasy and science fiction – similarities, differences and areas of interference” in 1987.

Acad. Urošević is a retired professor at the Faculty of Philology in Skopje and also with notable success he deals with more activities, such as the fields of literature, also in the field of literary science.

With poetry in the Macedonian literature Acad. Urošević comes up in 1954. He published the following poetry collections: Another Town (1959), Unseeing (1962), Summer Rain (1967), Star Libra (1973), The Diving Bell (1975), The Dreamer and the Emptiness (1979), Hypnopolis (1986), The risks of the craft (1993), Mane, Tekel, Farez (2002), Secret gold (2016). Since its beginnings the poetry of Acad. Vlada Urošević separates with its original accents and with its turning to the landscape ruled by the laws of the irrational and unreal, so critics will define the dream as his domain and sign and will included him in the rare poets, researchers and visionaries in Macedonian literature. As a poet Acad. Vlada Urošević is present in all anthologies of the Macedonian poetry published since 1960 in the country and abroad, as in the “Anthology of World Poetry” (Turkey, 1987), “Golden book of sonnets” (Hungary, 1991) and others.

In the field of prose Acad. Urošević is the author of six collections of short stories: Signs (1969), Night Coach (1972), Hunt of Unicorns (1983), Seventh side of the cube (2010), Messaging (together with Tanja Urošević, 2013), Secret Mission (2013) and five novels: Taste of the peaches (1965), My cousin Emilia (1994), Courtside poet in a flying machine (1996), Wild league (2000), Bride of the Dragon (2007), as well as books of prose entries: Aldebaran ( 1991) and Stories from Paris (1998). Prose achievements of acad. Urošević entered in the Macedonian literature not only a thematic novelty but a new kind of sensibility and a new poetics.

Acad. Urošević shows special interest for science fiction as in literature and the arts. For the fantastic in literature speak his books Underground Palace (1987) and Demons and galaxies (1988), and for the fantastic in the painting speak Miracles and Monsters (2001) and Fictional Worlds (2003).

In the domain of literary essays and literary criticism acad. Urošević published several books dedicated to the works and artists from the Macedonian literature. Besides publishing translations of certain Serbian, Slovenian and Russian poetry Acad. Urošević translated from modern French poetry, including: overall poetic work of Charles Baudelaire, as well as selections from the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud, Guillaume Apollinaire, Henri Michaux, Paul Éluard, Andre Breton, Jacques Prévert, Alain Bosquet, Lionel Reu. Acad. Urošević is also a composer of five volume Anthology of French poetry published in his translation. For the former Yugoslavia acad. Urošević has translated into Serbian the poetry and prose of Koco Racin, Acad. Slavko Janevski, Acad. Blaze Koneski, Acad. Mateja Matevski and others.

Opus of Acad. Vlada Urošević comprises over 30 authored books, over 40 book translations as well as by a number of anthologies and selections. He participated, as a writer and researcher in many meetings and symposia in the country and abroad.

Books of Acad. Urošević have been translated into many languages such as English, Bulgarian, German, Danish, Polish, Russian, Slovenian, Serbian, French and Spanish.

The Interest in the fine arts of Acad. Urošević is manifested through making digital collages. In November 2013 a major exhibition of these works entitled “Laterna magica” was held in the art gallery of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

He is winner of numerous awards, the “Mladost”, “Nolit”, “Koco Racin”, “Miladinovci Brothers” (three times), “Grigor Prlicev” (twice) and others. For his literary work as well as his merits for translation and promotion of French literature he is declared by the government of France first for the Knight of the order of art and literature and then as an Officer of the same row.

Acad. Urošević is a regular member of the European Literary Academy (Luxembourg) and corresponding member of the Academy Mallarmé (Paris).He is a Member of the Macedonian PEN Center and the Writers’ Association of Macedonia (1961). As a Foreign member of the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences he was elected in 2006, as a member of the Slavic Literature and Art Academy in Varna, Bulgaria was elected in 2013. In 2014 he was elected as a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg, Austria.

As a Full member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts he was elected on 26th of June 1997.

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