|Spouse and other names||Tatić|
|Date of birth||October 12, 1879|
|Date of death||July 09, 1932|
About her personal situation
Danica Marković was born in Čačak in 1879. After finishing high school for women, she studied Serbian language, literature and history, but was unable to graduate because of lack of funding. She had to work as a teacher, even though she suffered from tuberculosis.
In 1904, she married a wealthy lawyer named Momčilo Tatić, with whom she had four daughters and two sons. Besides having to endure the bitterness of an unhappy marriage, she also had to bear the death of her firstborns, as well as to undergo a divorce in 1926.
In 1917, Danica Marković witnessed the uprising of Serbian people in Toplica and, later on, published her impressions about it. She was captured and even sentenced to death by the Bulgarian authorities because of her constant attempts to help the Serbian people. Thanks to Bulgarian poet Vazov, she was pardoned.
Tortured by tuberculosis and poverty, she passed away in 1932 in Belgrade.
|Place of birth||Čačak|
|Place(s) of residence||Serbia|
|Place of death||Beograd|
|Marital status||Divorced Widowed|
|Number of children||6|
|Name(s) of children||Slobodan, Milica, LJubica, Marica, Anđelija i Predrag|
|Gender of children||M (2) F (4)|
About her professional situation
At the age of 18, Danica Marković wrote her first poem “Last Wishes”. The poem was published under pseudonym Zvezdanka in journal Zvezda in 1900. Two years later, her first story (“The Cross”) was published in Pokret.
In 1904, she financed the publication of her first collection of poems entitled The Moments. The collection of 25 poems was welcomed by the critics, especially by Jovan Skerlić, who praised the “rare and daring” sincerity of the author.
In 1928 and 1930, Danica Marković published two larger collections of poems entitled Moments and Moods. In 1929, two poems and several stories, including “The Diplomatic Accomplishment of Mata Hadži-Matić”, “Epidemic” and “Inside the Imperial Vienna”, were published in journal Politika.
Some of her poems were selected for publication in different anthologies, including the one edited by Bogdan Popović, where she was the only chosen female writer. She was a laureate of the St. Sava medal for literature and the first female writer who was awarded by the Royal Academy of Serbia.
edited by Dunja Dušanić
translated by Snežana Kalinić
|Profession(s) and other activities||Poet and Teacher/governess|
|Language(s) in which she wrote||Serbian|
|Financial aspects of her career||Stipend/allowance/pension and Salary|
Works written by this author
- Trenuci (1904)
- Trenuci i raspoloženja (1928)
- Elegije (1973)
- Pesme o alhemijskom pokušaju (1989)
- Kupačica i zmija (2003)
- Istorija jednog osećanja, sabrane pesme (2006)
- Najlepše ljubavne pesme srpskih pesnikinja (2013)
Articles and other similar texts
- Savremena ispovest (1913)
Reception during lifetime
- *o Danici Marković (Jovan Skerlić - 1921)
- Danica Marković (Velimir Živojinović - 1928)
- Danica Marković - Tatićeva (Marija Maga Magazinović - 1913)
- Danica Marković. Trenuci (Dimitrije Frutunić - 1904)
- Danica Marković, Trenuci, Beograd, 1904 (Jovan Skerlić - 1905)
- Pesnikinje : Danica Markovićka-Tatićeva (Marija Maga Magazinović - 1913)
- Trenuci. Danica Marković (Antun Gustav Matoš - 1904)
Reception after death
- *about Danica Markovic (Magdalena Koch - 2007)
- „Nečiste žudi“, „minule cveti“ i „sklopljeni Verlen“: intimistički elementi poezije Danice Marković (Snežana Kalinić - 2011)
- "Rat je bio najviša škola moja, a nesumnjivo i opšta": Prvi svetski rat u delu Danice Marković (Dunja Dušanić - 2012)
- Da li postoji 'genološki pakt'?: o intimističkim žanrovima u prozi srpskih spisateljica početkom 20. veka (Magdalena Koh - 2003)
- Danica Marković i razvoj srpske poezije na razmeđi vekova (Nebojša Lazić - 2007)
- Danica Markovic (Miodrag Ibrovac - 1935)
- Demon u predsoblju: Danica Marković u kontekstu ženske književnosti (Biljana Dojčinović-Nešić - 2007)
- Elegija i pobuna u pesništvu Danice Marković (Bojana Stojanović Pantović - 2007)
- Elegije Danice Marković (Milivoj Nenin - 2003)
- Hronologija (Marija Orbović - 2003)
- Istorija jedne samoće (Zorica Hadžić - 2007)
- Između stvarnosti i mašte ili lirska autobiografija žene u pesništvu Danice Marković (Magdalena Koh - 2007)
- Izvođenje novog teorijskog okvira za čitanje poezije Danice Marković u diskursima srpske istorije književnosti (Dubravka Đurić - 2011)
- Krst srpske orhideje (Milica Baković - 2007)
- Novi senzibilitet srpske moderne u ljubavnoj poeziji Danice Marković (Svetlana Šeatović - Dimitrijević - 2007)
- O jednoj pesmi Danice Marković (Milivoj Nenin - 2007)
- Poezija Danice Marković između ženskog pisma i patrijarhalne tradicije (Gorana Raičević - 2007)
- Problem samoće u lirici Danice Marković (Zorica Hadžić - 2007)
- Smrt Danice Marković (Milan Bogdanović - 1932)
- Trenuci Danice Marković
- Women Teachers in Serbia: Fiction and/as Life Stories of Women Teachers (Biljana Dojčinović-Nešić - 2010)
- Za dobar spomen Danice Marković (Isidora Sekulić)