Berta Bojetu

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Berta Bojetu
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Born (1946-02-07)7 February 1946
Maribor, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now in Slovenia)
Died 16 March 1997(1997-03-16)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Occupation writer, poet, actress
Notable works Filio ni doma, Ptičja hiša
Notable awards Kresnik Award
1996 Ptičja hiša

Berta Bojetu, also Berta Bojetu Boeta, (7 February 1946 – 16 March 1997) was a Slovene writer, poet and actress. She was one of the first Slovenian authors in the second half of the 20th century to address the question of Jewish identity in her literature.

Life[edit]

Bojetu was born in Maribor in 1946. She studied at the Faculty of Education at the University of Ljubljana and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Ljubljana. She worked at the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre and was one of the cofounders of the theatre group Koreodrama.[1] She died in Ljubljana in 1997.

In 1996 she received the Kresnik Award for her novel Ptičja hiša (The Birdhouse).[2]

In 2002 an international symposium about Bojetu's work was organised in Maribor. The papers given at the symposium were published in 2004.[3]

She was the mother of the historian and translator Klemen Jelinčič Boeta.

Published works[edit]

  • Žabon, poetry, (1979)
  • Besede iz hiše Karlstein, poetry, (1988)
  • Filio ni doma (Filo is not at Home), novel, (1980)[4]
  • Ptičja hiša (The Birdhouse), novel, (1995)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helga Glušič, Sto Slovenskih Pripovednikov (Ljubljana: Prešernova družba, 1996) ISBN 961-6186-21-3
  2. ^ "Slovene Writers' Association site". Slovene writers' portal: Kresnik Award (in Slovenian). DSP Slovene Writers' Association. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Katja Sturm Schnabl (ed.): Berta Bojetu Boeta: prvi mednarodni simpozij, Zbornik predavanj, 2005, Klagenfurt, Hermagoras ISBN 978-3-7086-0167-0
  4. ^ English excerpt from the novel on Thezaurus, Slovenian Culture and Language Resources site