|Born||10 January 1902|
Požega, Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary (now Croatia)
|Died||18 December 1980 (aged 78)|
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
Dobriša Cesarić (Croatian pronunciation: [ˈdobriʂa ˈt͡sesarit͡ɕ]; 10 January 1902 – 18 December 1980) was a Croatian poet and translator born in Požega. Cesarić is considered as one of the greatest Croatian poets of the 20th century. In 1951 he became a member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts.
His first appearance on the literary scene was when he was 14 years old, with a poem "I ja ljubim" (eng. "I love too") which was published in a magazine for the youth called "Pobratim" (eng. "Stepbrother"). His work as a poet consists of ten poem books and a few translations.
Work as a translator
- Lirika, Zagreb, 1931.
- Spasena svjetla, Zagreb, 1938.
- Izabrani stihovi, Zagreb, 1942.
- Pjesme(Voćka poslije kiše), Zagreb, 1951.
- Knjiga prepjeva, Zagreb 1951.
- Osvijetljeni put, Zagreb, 1953.
- Tri pjesme, Zagreb, 1955.
- Goli časovi, Novi Sad, 1956.
- Proljeće koje nije moje, Zagreb, 1957.
- Izabrane pjesme, Zagreb, 1960.
- Poezija, Skoplje, 1965.
- Moj prijatelju, Zagreb, 1966.
- Slap, izabrane pjesme, Zagreb, 1970.
- Svjetla za daljine, Beograd, 1975.
- Izabrana lirika, Beograd, 1975.
- Izabrane pjesme i prepjevi, Sarajevo, 1975.
- Pjesme. Memoarska proza, Zagreb, 1976 (Pet stoljeća hrvatske književnosti, book 113).
- Voćka poslije kiše, Zagreb, 1978.
- Published posthumously
- Spasena svjetla, Zagreb, 1985.
- Srebrna zrnca u pjesniku, Zagreb, 1985.
- Balada iz predgrađa, Zagreb, 1992.
- Povratak, Zagreb, 1995.
- Kadikad, Zagreb, 1997.
- Dobriša Cesarić. Pjesme., ABC naklada, Zagreb, 2007.
- Izabrana djela, Matica hrvatska, Zagreb, 2008.
- Draško Ređep (1971). Živan Milisavac (ed.). Jugoslovenski književni leksikon [Yugoslav Literary Lexicon] (in Serbo-Croatian). Novi Sad (SAP Vojvodina, SR Serbia): Matica srpska. p. 62-63.
- "article title". Vjesnik (in Croatian). 11 January 2002. p. 13.
- http://www.pozegaonline.com/i_vijest.php?v=1004&ref=kat&catid=6[permanent dead link] (in Croatian)
- Umro Dobriša Cesarić (in Croatian)
- Jozo Puljizević (Summer 2002). "Zbunjeno srce". Kolo (in Croatian) (2). Archived from the original on 22 June 2009.
- Dobriša Cesarić lyrics (in Croatian)
- Translated works by Dobriša Cesarić (in English)