Afterwards: Slovenian Writing, 1945-1995

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Andrew Zawacki
White Pine Press, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 243 pages
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Cultural Writing. Part of one empire or another for centuries, Slovenia was long denied a cultural identity of its own. But the confused and confusing questions of Europe, ethnicity, empire, and autonomy are often only a backdrop to what many of the writers in this anthology have sought to foreground, namely, an attention to private life and its attendant sorrows and joys. Poignant, reverent pleas for intimacy amid destruction may be the hallmark of the most engaging writing in Central Europe, from which Slovenia is emerging as a crucial, distinctive voice. Contributors include Andrej Blatnik, Berta Bojetu-Boeta, Ales Debeljak, Drago Jancar, Majda Kne, Edvard Kocbec, Boris Pahor, and Tomas Salamun. Edited by Andrew Zawacki.
 

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Few works can compare with this anthology of Slovenian literature: Ales Debeljak's Twilight of the Idols (LJ 11/1/94) addresses more the breakup of Yugoslavia than Slovenian literature, and two other ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction Andrew Zawacki
11
Dane Zajc
16
A Brief Literary History Ales Debeljak
21
Melancholy Meditations on Slovenian Literature Andrej Inkret
41
Excerpts from Pilgrim Among the Shadows Boris Pahor
53
Excerpts from Memories of Yugoslavia Drago Janf ar
61
The Summer Battle Ivo Standeker
79
Edvard Kocbek
89
Svetlana Makarovic
129
Tomaz Salamun
135
Milan Dekleva
143
Boris A Novak
154
Majda
162
An excerpt from A Day in Spring Ciril Kosmac
179
An excerpt from Minuet for the Guitar Vitomil Zupan
187
An excerpt from The Great Bear MiloS Mikeln
196

Joze Udovif
103
Gregor Strnisa
114
Kajetan Kovif
120
An excerpt from Filio is Not at Home Berta BojetuBoeta
210
Billie Holiday Andrej Blatnik
225
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