Lojze Krakar

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Lojze Krakar
Born (1926-02-21)21 February 1926
Semič, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now in Slovenia)
Died (1995-12-24)24 December 1995
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Occupation poet, translator, editor, literary historian, and essayist
Literary movement Intimism
Notable works Goethe pri Slovencih, Cvet pelina, Nekje tam čisto na robu, Sonce v knjigi, Prišel je lev
Notable awards Levstik Award
1962 Sonce v knjigi
Prešeren Foundation Award
1963 Cvet pelina
Prešeren Award
1977 Nekje tam čisto na robu
Levstik Award
1991 Prišel je lev

Lojze Krakar (21 February 1926 – 24 December 1995) was a Slovene poet, translator, editor, literary historian, and essayist. He also wrote poetry for children.[1]

Krakar was born in Semič in White Carniola in 1926. He studied Slavic languages and literature at the University of Ljubljana and graduated in 1954 and obtained a doctorate from the Frankfurt Goethe University in 1970. He worked as a lecturer, editor, and translator.

In 1963 he won the Prešeren Foundation Award for his poetry collection Cvet pelina (The Flower of the Woodworm).[2] In 1977 he was awarded the Grand Prešeren Award for his poetry collection Nekje tam čisto na robu (Somewhere There Right on the Edge) [3] He won the Levstik Award twice, in 1962 for his book of poetry for children Sonce v knjigi (The Sun in a Book), and in 1991 for his story in verse Prišel je lev (The Lion Arrived).[4]

Published works[edit]

Poetry Collections[edit]

  • V vzponu mladosti (In the Prime of Youth), 1949
  • Cvet pelina (The Flower of the Woodworm), 1962
  • Sonce v knjigi (The Sun in a Book), 1962
  • Med iskalci biserov (Among the Pearl Divers), 1964
  • Umrite, mrtvi (Die, Dead People), 1965
  • Noč, daljša od upanja (A Night Longer than Hope), 1966
  • Krik (The Scream), 1968
  • Vdanost (Devotion), 1970
  • Predlogi (Suggestions), 1971
  • Izbrane pesmi (Collected Poems), 1971
  • Nekje tam čisto na robu (Somewhere There Right on the Edge), 1975
  • Pesmi (Poems), with Ivan Minatti and Janez Menart, 1977
  • Sporočilo (The Message), 1978
  • Poldan (Midday), 1980
  • Romanje v Kelmorajn (A Pilgrimage to Cologne), 1986
  • Klinopisi (Cuneiforms), 1988
  • Pacem in Terris (Pacem in Terris), 1990
  • Hvala ti, življenje (Thank You Life), 1991
  • Tu in onstran (Here and Beyond), 1993

Stories in Rhyme[edit]

  • Ponočna potnica (The Night Traveller), 1955
  • Prišel je lev (The Lion Arrived), 1990

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