He joined the communist youth organization in Negotin in When the Second World War reached Yugoslavia in , he joined the communist partisans. In the early s, he visited the Goli otok concentration camp, where the Yugoslav authorities imprisoned political opponents of the Communist Party. In he found himself in Budapest during the Hungarian revolt. He arrived there for the meeting of the editors of literary magazines in socialist countries on the day when the revolution started and remained there until October 31 when he was transported back to Belgrade on a plane that brought in Yugoslav Red Cross help. It remains unclear whether this was purely a coincidence or he was sent there as a Yugoslav secret agent.
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The novel was published in It is also a psychological novel. Novel is set in the late 19th century Kingdom of Serbia , a time of great political turbulence between central, modern government and local power holders as well as political parties. Living in a large homestead with his loan shark son Djordje, daughter-in-law Simka and her mother, he is concerned by two things - the childless marriage of Djordje as well as the upcoming wedding of his other son, a western-educated and modern Vukasin, to the daughter of his political enemy.
Colorful group of other characters are also present. Novel deals with both political and societal aspects of the time, with things as patriarchy, family, female sexuality, political alliances, conflict between central and local power all being discussed.
Characters[ edit ] Acim Katic - Head of the family. Djordje Katic - Older son of Acim. In his mid-thirties, he is in an unhappy marriage with Simka, a marriage that failed to produce a child after 15 years. Pressures imposed on him and Simka, as well as complexes Vukasin bears because of it, create one of the central parts of the plot of the novel Vukasin Katic - Younger son of Acim.
He was educated in best schools of France, which taught him modern ideas of strong centralized government, anti-traditionalism and individualism.
With a mixed feeling of disdain and admiration towards his people, he enters the politics on the opposite side of his father. Dimwitted, simple and content with his very modest life, having four children but no money he is the polar opposite of Vukasin in nearly every way.
Koreni (Dobrica Ćosić), prepričana knjiga