Dr. Zlatan Colakovic Homerist, Philologist and Researcher

Dr. Zlatan Colakovic, homerist, philologist, and researcher of south slavic epics. Author of Three Eagles of the Tragic World, Dead Head Utters Words, and Epics of Avdo Medjedovic.

NEW: The Epics of Murat Kurtagić

A Dead Head Utters a Word - Mrtva Glava Jezik Progovara

Content:

  • Introduction by Husein Basic
  • Part I: The Epics of Murat-Aga Kurtagic
    The Biography of Murat-Aga Kurtagic
    The Slavery of Mustajbeg from Licka (Robstvo lickoga Mustajbega)
    The Siege of Bagdad (Osvajanje Bagdata)
    Katal-Ferman over Derdelez Alija (Katal-Ferman na Derdelez Aliju)
    The Capture of Temishvar (Opsada temisvara)
    The Marriage of Poor Alija (Zenidba sirotna Alije)
    Kostres Harambasa (Kostres Harambasa)
    The Adulterous Love of Muja Hrnjica (Nevjera ljube Muja Hrnjice)
    Chronicle of Collecting (Dnevnik sabiranja)
    A Discussion on the Repertoir of Murat Kurtagic (Razgovor o repertoaru Murata Kurtagica)
    The Repertoir of Murat Kurtagic (Repertoar Murata Kurtagica)
  • Part II: The Epics of Avdo Mededovic
    The Biography of Avdo Mededovic
    Katal-Ferman over Dedelez Alija (Katal-Ferman na Derdelez Aliju)
    Harambasa the Raven and Serdar Mujo (Gavran Harambasa i Serdar Mujo)
    Herojska mitska prica
    Milman, Nikola, Ilija and Avdo Mededovic (Milman, Nikola, Ilija i Avdo Mededovic)
    Exclusive Interview: Professor Zlatan Colakovic, Bosnian Epics are a Greater Witness than Documented History (Bosnjacka epika je jaci svjedok od pisane historije)
    Bristle the Chieftain (sung by Murat Kurtagic)
  • Part III: Bosniac Epics
    Bosniac Epics: Problems of Collecting and Editing the Main Collections
    The Heroic Mythic Story 

The Epics of Avdo Mededovic Critical Edition Volume I - Epika Avda Mededovica

 Content:                                                                                   

    • Author and List of Contributors (Autor i autori priloga) - Zlatan Colakovic 
    • A Word in the Beginning (Rijec na pocetku) - Serbo Rastoder                                                    
    • Acknowledgement - Zlatan Colakovic                                                                                       
    • Introduction (Uvod) - Robert L. Fowler
    • Homeric Question (Homersko pitanje) - Robert L. Fowler
    • The Post-Traditional Epics of Avdo Mededovic and Homer (Post-tradicionalna epika Avda Mededovica i Homera) - Zlatan Colakovic
    • Mededovic's Narratives on his Life, Songs and Singers (Mededoviceva kazivanja o svom zivotu, pjesmama i pjevacima) - Zlatan Colakovic
    • The Marriage of Smailagic Meha (Zenidba Smailagic Meha) - Avdo Mededovic
    • Parry's Manuscript "Questions from Bijelo Polje" (Parryjev rukopis "Pitanja u Bijelom Polju") - Zlatan Colakovic
    • Homer: Cor Huso or Avdo, Rhapsody or Aed (Homer: Cor Huso ili Avdo, rapsod ili aed) - Zlatan Colakovic

A Selection of Works on Avdo Mededovic (Izbor radova o Avdu Mededovicu)

  • Avdo Mededovic - Albert B. Lord
  • Avdo Mededovic - The Singer of Tales (Fragments) (Avdo Mededovic - Pjevac prica (Fragmenti)) - Husein Basic
  • A Picture of a Hero, Ekfraza in Bosnian-Muslim Heroic Songs (Avdo Mededovic, "The Marriage of Vlahinjic Alija") (Slika junaka, Ekfraza u bosnjacko-muslimanskoj junackoj pjesmi (Avdo Mededovic, "Zenidba Vlahinjic Alije") - Georg Danek                              
  • Parry's Collection of Songs and the Narratives of Avdo Mededovic - Chronology (Parryjevo sabiranje pjesama i kazivanja Avda Mededovica - Kronologija) - Zlatan Colakovic                                                                                                                                    
  • Avdo Mededovic's Bibliography (Bibliografija Avda Mededovica) - Zlatan Colakovic Dictionary of Avdo Mededovic's Epics (Rjecnik epike Avda Mededovica) - Adnan Cirgic

The Epics of Avdo Mededovic Critical Edition Volume II - Epika Avda Mededovica

 Content:

  • Author and List of Contributors
  • Acknowledgment - Zlatan Colakovic
  • Introduction - Robert L. Fowler
  • Homeric Question - Robert L. Fowler
  • The Singer above Tales - Zlatan Colakovic
  • Developments of Traditional Narratives in Homer and Avdo Mededovic - Georg Danek
  • Parry in Paris - Therese De Vet

The Selected Epic Poems of Avdo Mededovic (Izabrane epske pjesme Avda Mededovica)

  • The Arrival of the Vezir to Travnik (Dolazak Vezira u Travnik)
  • The Death of the Mustajbeg from Licka (Smrt Lickog Mustajbega)
  • The Revenge of the Dying Mustajbeg from Licka (Osveta pogibije Lickog Mustajbega)
  • Sultan Selim Takes the Kandija (Sultan Selim uzima kandiju)

Three Eagles of the Tragic World - Tri Orla Tragickoga Svijeta

Content:

The book represents the comprehensive analysis of all Ancient Greek tragedies: Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides and Aristotle’s Poetics. One chapter is devoted to mythic story and the source of tragedies.