Dušan B. Drajić from the Belgrade University had just joined our
association (in March 2010) when he announced his new bibliographic project,
and he has since pursued it with a remarkable determination and energy.
His intention was a 4-volume bibliography of the Yugoslavian chess literature
from 1886 to the present in a bilingual edition (English/Serbian), and already
shortly after midyear 2010 he could present the first volume of the planned
work. As per decision of the KWA board it was given as a gift to our members.
took an additional half year only till the second volume was published (in
February 2011), and at the moment (April/May 2011) the work on volume III
is already in progress – it is supposed to see the light of day still
in the course of this year. The books have been published in a convenient
handy format (160 x 240 mm), moreover as hardback editions with thread-stitching
pleasingly sturdy and optimally suited for a long-lasting use. The circulation
is 300 copies in each case. You will find further details about the books
in the reproduced forewords.
120 pages, hardback
B. Drajić has realised his work with high commitment in a surprisingly
short time (- we have no doubts that part III will be "timely"
available to us as well) and has acted here as author, translator, designer,
producer and distributor in one person! His bibliography is an additional
"building block" of the complete bibliography of chess literature
Here we have to appreciate as well the valuable cooperation of our Welsh
member Leonard Skinner who has exemplarily finished the proof-reading of
the English parts of volume I and II.
KWA members can order volume II directly from the author - mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- after having transferred 12 euros (including postage; or 15 US$ for US/NA
members) to our club account.
1 May 2011
Prof. Duan Drajić has published now the third volume of his Yugoslavian
bibliography (for the period 1968-1979) in the established layout. This
time the price has slightly increased to 15.- Euros. Our members can again
order directly from the author (see above) after having transferred the
a.m. amount to our club account.
Published by Academic Mind, Belgrade in September 2011.
Edition of 200 copies,
156 pages, hardback.
The fourth and final volume of this series was published in February 2012,
it includes the period 1980 to 1991.
The price for our members is 15 € including postage, please address
orders as usual to the author (see above).
On 3rd of May, at
the Belgrade Faculty of Mechanical Engineering a further promotion event
took place with regard to the volumes III and IV. The promotion
team was identical to that of the previous events
(> volumes I and II): Prof. Duško Vuković, chairman Sinisa
Ruzicić, Prof. Dušan Drajić, FIDE Arbiter Bora Žarić
and GM Svetozar Gligorić.
Dušan Drajić, Bora Žarić and Svetozar Gligorić