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Borisav "Bora" Stanković (Борисав Станковић Бора) (born in Vranje,1876, died in Belgrade October 22, 1927) was a Serbian writer belonging to the school of realism. His novels and short stories depict the life of people from Southern Serbia.

Stankovic is one of the raciest writers in Serbian literature. His short stories, novels, and plays have basically the same theme--life in Vranje a few years after liberation from the Turks. This life is depicted through the clash between the centuries-old traditions and the new way of life. The patriarchal spirit, preserved during the long Turkish occupation, grudgingly gave way to new ideas from the West. Stankovic describes this through his simple but emotional characters, who are either slaves to their passion or unable to adjust to the changing world. He has indeed created some unforgettable characters.

His best work, the novel Necista krv (The Tainted Blood, 1911) - depicts the decay of a once wealthy family from the southern Serbian town of Vranje in the late 19th century. The story tells about a proud young woman forced into marriage that is supposed to improve the financial prosperity of her family, and the tragedy that ensued. Stanković is famous for his brilliant depictions of life and mentality of people in Southern Serbia - a part of Serbia in which everyday life was particularly profoundly influenced by the Ottoman culture. Protagonists of his novels are usually strong characters haunted by fits of irrational sadness, blind fury or passionate love.

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