Smilja Đaković

Pseudonyms Jovanka Petrović
Date of birth 1895
Date of death 1945

Personal situation

Smilja Đaković was engaged to the brother of Vladislav Petković Dis, a famous poet. After her husband's death, Smilja never remarried.

Nationality Serbian
First language(s) Serbian
Marital status Single

Professional situation

Smilja Đaković was noted as the owner of the magazine Misao (Thought). She helped many writers, including Stevan Jakovljević and Milan Janjušević. She also gave Tin Ujević a job at the editorial staff of the magazine.

She wrote several stories and three of them were published - "Posleratni putnici" ("Postwar Travelers"), "Ujak Aksentije" ("Uncle Aksentije") and "Bezvlašće" ("Anarchy"). These stories were shaped by the experience of war. They were published under the pseudonym Jovanka Petrović. Jovana Skerlić Ćorović writes that several poems were published under her real name in a children's paper and that she also wrote a social novel. Isidora Sekulić wrote an essay on Smilja Đaković, "Zabeležiti ime Smilje Đaković" ("To Mark the Name of Smilja Đaković"), while Jelena Skerlić Ćorović mentions her in her book Život među ljudima, memoarski zapisi (Life among People, A Memoir).

Language(s) in which she wrote Serbian

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