Nikola Kitanovic

Nikola Kitanovic, poet novelist, artist, journalist, his life, biography, phase in his life and creative works

Nikola Kitanovic was born on February 21st, 1956 in Kikinda, a little town in the north of Serbia. [ Beleska o piscu Nikoli Kitanovicu, u Pogovoru knjizi "NN Lice", Novi Sad, 2007 ]

He finished the primary school in Telep, a poor suburb of Novi Sad. After having finished the secondary chemical school with excellent marks, he graduated at the advanced school of economics and commercialism in Novi Sad. He then enrolled at the Faculty of Philosophy, the department of Serbian literature, Novi Sad, where he was nominated by the faculty for the "Branko award of Matica Srpska" which was subsequently awarded to him. [ Ibid ]

Kitanovic wrote his first poem when he was eight years old. He presented it to his schoolteacher who was so enthusiastic about it that she had to send it to a Radio Belgrade show "Good Morning, Kids". The poem was awarded and would later often be read in the show. Since then Kitanovic has been constantly writing poetry. Selimir Radulovic, a Serbian writer and literary critic claims that "Poetry is Nikola's life". Kitanovic published his poems on regular basis in magazines throughout the former Yugoslavia. [ Selimir Radulovic "O Pesnistvu Nikole Kitanovica" u predgovor knjizi "Zver", Novi Sad, 2006 ]

During his high school years, Nikola became increasingly interested in mysticism, not only European but Asian as well. During his studies, having lived in a totalitarian communist regime, he came under severe criticism by the ruling government, because, fighting for his cause, he was trying to conjure up the intangible, the different. For a period of time he was not even allowed to publish his poetry and ideas. It caused no harm, though, since, with his friends' help, he spent that time traveling through Europe, Canada, USA, Asia and Australia, teaching courses and seminars on European mysticism. With the fall of the communist regime, Nikola held public speeches at the anti-war protests in Novi Sad and Belgrade, which once more turned him into a target for the new socialist regime which twice attempted his assassination. [ Ibid ]

He has also written prose, essays and critiques about literature, art, aesthetic, movie, mythology, mysticism, sociology etc. For a period of time he was also interested in painting, but due to 'the lack of time', he had to give it up. However, when he came in touch with the endless possibilities of computer graphic design, he devoted his whole being to it. Some of his works (such as "Pray of Seraphim") are extremely popular on the Internet. [Gordana Djilas "Selektivna bibliografija knjizevnih radova Nikole Kitanovica" u knjizi "Zver", Novi Sad, 2006 / Ms Gordana Djilas "Selective bibliography literal works of Nikola Kitanović" u his book of poems under title "The Beast", published in Novi Sad (Serbia), by Orpheus, 2006 Year]

Small gallery photos of Nikola from different phase of his life (click on text).

Poetry Works:

1. Hajducka Trava (Yarrow)- Novi Sad, Matica Srpska, 1981.

2. Cedne Price (Innocent Stories) - Novi Sad, Matica Srpska, 1983.

3. Mač Pik (Sword Spades) – Novi Sad, Knjizevna Zajednica Novog Sada, 1985.

4. Spajdermen (Spiderman) - Novi Sad, Knjizevna Zajenica Novog Sada, 1988.

5. Cetiri sveta (The Four Worlds) – Sremski Karlovci, Biblioteka LJubav, 1991

6. Noc nad Majurom (The Night Over the Homestead) – Novi Sad, Novi Orfej, 1995

7. Agrijske Elegije (Agrian Alegies) – Beograd, Rad, 2002.

8. Zrtvena knjiga (The Book of Sacrifice)- Novi Sad, Orpheus, 2003.

9. The Chemistry of Verbs – Charleston (USA), Book Surge, 2005.

10. Zver (The Beast) - Novi Sad, Orpheus, 2006.

11. Al-Gebra - BKC, Novo Miloševo 2015

Prose Works:

1. The Werewolf of Danube (in English language)– Sremski Karlovci, Biblioteka LJubav, 1984

2. Banatska Fuga (The Banat Fugue) – Sremski Karlovci, Biblioteka LJubav, 1990.

3. Dunavski Vukodlak (The Werewolf of Danube - On Serbian language)– Sremski Karlovci, Biblioteka LJubav, 1990.

4. NN Lice (John Doe) – Novi Sad, Orpheus, 2007.

5. Narcissus in the Water - Meditreiuva UK (in English language), kindle edition - Lemington Spa 2014.

6. Narcis u Vodi (Narcissus in the Water), Beograd, Red Box 2015

Books on mysticism (few of them):

1. Vasa sudbina po ucenju vatre (Your Destiny According to the Teachings of Fire) –Beograd, Saznanja, 1998

2. O Ucenju Vatre (On the Teachings of Fire) –Sremski Karlovci, Biblioteka LJubav, 1989

3. Lecenje Vatrom (Healing with Fire)- Sremski Karlovci, Biblioteka LJubav, 1990

4. Paralelna Znanja I Ucenje Vatre, (Parallel Knowledge and the Teachings of Fire)-Sremski Karlovci, Biblioteka LJubav, 1990

5. Grafologija/Paralingvistika(Graphology/Paralinguistic)-Sremski Karlovci, Biblioteka LJubav, 1990

6. Carstvo Svih Mogucnosti I (The Realm of all Possibilities I)– Sremski Karlovci, Biblioteka LJubav, 1991

7. Carstvo Svih Mogucnosti II (The Realm of all Possibilities II)– Sremski Karlovci, Biblioteka LJubav, 1991

Nikola is member of next associations:

1. Association of Writers of Serbia

2. Association of Writers of Vojvodina

3. Association of Indipendent Journalists of Serbia

4. International Federation of Journalist

Sources

1. Milorad Crnjanin: "Covek je Vecan", magazine "Ana", Beograd 1990.

2. Lena N Anel: "Medijska Erupcija Raul Amon", magazine "Orbis", Sarajevo 1990

3. Milovan Nedeljkov: "Uspjeh se Zove Raul Amon", magazine "Vecernji List", Zagreb, 1990

4. Dragana Stankovic: "Ko je Zapravo Raul Amon", magazine "Tajne", Beograd 1990

5. Jovo Paripovic: "Raul Amon - Ucitelj Vatre", magazine "Vikend, Zagreb 1990

6. Srdjan Basic: "Tajna Uspeha Raul Amon", TANJUG (Former Yugoslavia Information's Agency), Beograd 1990

7. Grupa autora: "About Raul Amon", "Biblioteka Ljubav", Sremski Karlovci, 1991

8. "O Autoru" u "Cedne Price" ("About Author" in "Innocent Stories") - Novi Sad, Matica Srpska, 1983.

9. "About the Author" in "The Chemistry of Verbs", Booksurge, Charleston (USA), 2005

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1. Academic dictionaries and encyclopedias

2. Post poems portfolio

3. Reference.Com

4. Flickr Nikkolai's Photostream

5. NK Designs Photostream

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