After spending a few months in Trieste as a Vice-consul for the royal consulate, AndriÄ‡ arrived in Graz in January 1923. The time he spent in the Styrian capital was of particular importance for him, since alongside his duties as a Vice-consul for the Kingdom of Serbs, Croatsand Slovenes, Graz is a city in which he completed his PhD on the cultural history of Bosnia under Turkish rule. According to a letter from 1923, AndriÄ‡ was the only employee in the Consulate, and the fact that he was not especially burdened with work duties, allowed him to write a number of poems and publish his first collection of novels in Graz. His place of residence was in Merangasse 24 (this information is available in the archive of the University of Graz), whereas the consulate was located, according to AndriÄ‡' letters written in 1923, in Schuberstrasse 16 (next to the campus of ReSoWi center).
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