105 years since the birth of the famous Croatian writer Viktor Vida was marked last night at the National Library of Montenegro “Đurđe Crnojević” in Cetinje.
Vida was born on October 2, 1913 in Kotor, as he used to say, “in a large umber fortress”, but when asked about the homeland, as fingers that search and pick off the most beautiful flower, his soul would choose Perast. For him, it was the city with the soul, the sad joy of the soul, and he compared it with his gardens with roses that were pleasure for his eyes.
He graduated from the History of Yugoslav Literature and Italian Language and Literature in Zagreb. He published his first poems in Nikšić’s “Slobodna misao” and then he published in Zagreb’s “Savremenik” and “Hrvatska revija”.
As to many painters, poets, sculptors, Boka Kotorska was an eternal inspiration to Viktor Vida as well. The most important works he wrote were: “Svemir osobe”, “Sužanj vremena”, “Otrovne lokve” and “Otključana škrinjica”. He died in Buenos Aires on September 25, 1960.
Dr. Gojko Čelebić spoke about his life and work and after the speech it was shown the documentary film “Svemir osobe” by Bogić Rakočević, created in the co-production of TVCG and the Center for the Preservation and Development of Minority Cultures in Montenegro.