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“The Fine Feats of the ‘Five Cockerels Gang,'” Co-edited by Aleksandar Bošković
August 25, 2022

Aleksandar Bošković (Lecturer in Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian) and Ainsley Morse (Dartmouth College) have translated The Fine Feats of the Five Cockerels Gang: A Yugoslav Marxist-Surrealist Epic Poem for Children, authored by Aleksandar Vučo and accompanied by Dušan Matić’s photocollage illustrations and captions (Brill, 2022). The poem tracks the adventures of five scrappy, resourceful working-class boys who endeavor to free an equally plucky girl from the evil clutches of a convent school (and its fearsome nuns). The translators provide context for the work in their introduction, “The Subversive Pedagogy of Belgrade Surrealism.”