The book "The Light of the World" by Aleksandar Mihajlovic was published

The Macedonian poet and prose writer Aleksandar Mihajlović (1971, Gostivar) is the author of the books of poetry "Altani and others" (2019), "Less Deceived" (2021) and the book of short stories "The Light of the World" (2022).

He graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy at the University "St. Cyril and Methodius" - Skopje. He works as a teacher. He is the winner of domestic and foreign literary awards.

- Short stories always cause admiration, especially short stories with short messages to the readers. Reading Mihajlovic's short stories, I experienced déjà vu, then I remembered that, in fact, they are part of life, intertwined with everyday events, about which the author writes.

The stories are written in the first person, there are characters from the environment, the neighborhood, fictional, extraordinary. With his gaze always directed upwards and in anticipation, Aleksandar Mihajlovic slowly but surely feels his creative pulse. He loves creativity to such an extent that he equates it with life and it becomes his muse and the meaning of his existence. That's why he returns to where he started, returns to the lyrical, poetic discourse and his short stories take on the tone of poetic outbursts.

His stories are plausible and relatable, affecting everyone and everything, least of all personal. The author Mihajlovic is a skillfully disguised voyeur who knows how to peer deep into the human soul, in search of closeness - wrote the poet Biljana Dejanovska about the short stories in the book "The Light of the World".

(The text was published in "Cultural Press" No. 156, in the print edition of the newspaper "Free Press" on November 26-27, 2022)

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