Mr Miroslav Kostiæ:
When a writer is sincere and talented, that is to say original, it turns out it is possible to find a parallel with him, and only in that case – on the world scale. Regarding his insisting on natural and real, even exact – in his title story THE POET AND HIS WIFE Nesiæ gives us complete mathematics formulae, to be fair in a footnote – it is possible to say for Nešiæ he is a naturalist like Zola. Regarding his insisting on details, i.e. their truthfulness (vero, verisimo) he would correspond with verism, i.e. Giovani Verga, he has probably never heard of. Then again, reading his stories attentively, you get an impression that ordinary as these details may seem, they are not chosen ordinarily, even less they are combined accidentally, definitely not there on their own but always to give a hint of something more, as if they are a symbol of something more profound yet to be questioned. If he were a poet, Nešiæ would probably be a representative of symbolism in spite of his reality.
(Translated by Prendiæ Dubravka
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