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Slovene literature is the literature written in the Slovene language.
Literature in Slovene language 
(1907) by the Impressionist painter Ivan Grohar
is a metaphore for the Slovenes as a vigorous nation in front of an uncertain future
and a nation that sows in order that it could harvest.
First written text 
The earliest documents written in a Slovene dialect are the Freising manuscripts (Brižinski spomeniki), dated between 972 and 1022, found in 1803 in Freising, Germany.
First printed books 
The first printed books in Slovene were Catechismus and Abecedarium, written by the Protestant reformer Primož Trubar in 1550 and printed in Tübingen, Germany. Jurij Dalmatin translated the Bible into Slovene in 1584. In the second half of the 16th century Slovene became known to other European languages with the multilingual dictionary, compiled by Hieronymus Megiser. Since then each new generation of Slovene writers contributed to the growing corpus in Slovene language.
Literary genres 
Historical periods 
Middle Ages 
Folk poetry 
Protestant reformation 
Age of Enlightenment 
This period encompasses 1899-1918.
Late realism 
Intimism (Slovene: intimizem) was a poetic movement, the main themes of which were love, disappointment and suffering and the projection of poet's inner feelings onto nature. Its beginner is Ivan Minatti, who was followed by Lojze Krakar. The climax of Intimism was achieved in 1953 with a collection of poetry titled Poems of the Four (Pesmi štirih), written by Janez Menart, Ciril Zlobec, Kajetan Kovič and Tone Pavček. An often neglected female counterpart to the four was Ada Škerl, whose subjective and pessimistic poetic sentiment was contrary to the post-war revolutionary demands in the People's Republic of Slovenia.
Post 1990