Stevan Sremac and Kalča

  Kopitareva     more than a year ago
Somewhat of a local legend, Kalča, was a fictional hunter who came to Niš and stayed as a guest of 'Ivko', a local man. Not wanting to leave, he hung around for three days, eating, drinking, talking and telling tall tales of his adventures and encounters in the wild, which were often based on fantasy and always exaggerated. Stevan Sremac, famous Serbian novelist, author of 'Ivkova Slava' (Ivka's Glory) and creator of the aforementioned storyteller, lived in Niš for 13 years and influenced its literary culture significantly. The bronze sculpture - positioned at the end of what was once a famous craftsmen' street, Kazandžijsko sokače (Tinkers' Alley) - shows Kalča telling an animated story, his faithful dog (Čapa) and Stevan Sremać listening intently, all of whom seem to be drinking rakija, unsurprisingly enough. It was created by academic sculptor, Ivan Felker.


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