Leposava Mijušković

Pseudonyms L.M.
Date of birth 1882
Date of death March 26, 1910
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Personal situation

She was born in the Serbian town of Jagodina. She went to the Higher School in Belgrade, and then received her education in Zurich. She was a socialist and a very educated woman for that time. She collaborated with several women's magazines. She worked as a teacher. She died early, under mysterious circumstances.

Place of birth Jagodina
Education University education

Professional situation

She wrote short stories and published them in an influential Serbian magazine from the beginning of the 20th century - Srpski književni glasnik (The Serbian Literary Herald). Jovan Skerlić, a renowned critic of that time, wrote very commendably about her. In these stories, Leposava wrote about topics which were very unusual at the time, like: homosexuality, self-destruction, suicide, free love, and rebellious intellectual women. She used modern literary techniques, too, such as automatic writing and fragmentation. She was forgotten soon after her death and remained in oblivion up until the end of the 20th century, when her stories were rediscovered in literary magazines, and collected to be published in a book.


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Profession(s) and other activities fiction writer/novelist

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