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Wilson, Duncan. The Life and Times of Vuk Stefanović Karadžić 1787-1864: Literacy, Literature, and National Independence in Serbia. London: Oxford University Press, 1970, 415 p.

The only book-length biography of Karadžić in English. This cultural biography offers an examination of Karadžić's work in social and historical context, and provides English translations of Karadžić's correspondence.


Cooper, Jr., Henry R. “Kopitar and the Beginning of Bulgarian Studies.” In Papers in Slavic Philology 2, edited by Rado L. Leneck and Henry R. Cooper, Jr. pp. 55-64. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1982.

Examines the contributions of Jernej Kopitar to Karadžić's work as it relates to Bulgarian folklore studies.

Fisher, Laura Gordon. Introduction to Marko Songs from Hercegovina a Century After Karadžić, pp. iii-x. New York: Garland Publishing, 1990.

Provides an overview of nineteenth-century Serbio-Croation folksong collections and their characteristics. Fisher acknowledges Karadžić's importance in the development of such studies.

Koljević, Svetozar. “Repetition as Invention in the Songs of Vuk Karadžić.” Oral Tradition 7, no. 2 (1992): 349-64.

Studies repetition and variation in the oral folksongs collected by Karadžić.

Pribić, Nikola R. “Vuk Stefanović Karadžić—Founder of Comparative Balkan Folklore.” Synthesis: Bulletin du Comité National de Littérature Comparée de la République Socialiste de Roumanie 2 (1975): 107-11.

Examines Karadžić's contributions to the collection and study of Balkan literature.

Additional coverage of Karadžić's life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 147.

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