Lojze Krakar

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]

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
Occupationpoet, translator, editor, literary historian, and essayist
Literary movementIntimism
Notable worksGoethe pri Slovencih, Cvet pelina, Nekje tam čisto na robu, Sonce v knjigi, Prišel je lev
Notable awardsLevstik 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

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]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Poetry International Web Slovenian poetry: between elegy and serenity
  2. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture, complete list of Prešeren Foundation Awards recipients[dead link]
  3. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture, complete list of the Grand Prešeren Awards recipients[dead link]
  4. ^ "The Levstik Award on the Mladinska Knjiga Publishing House site". Archived from the original on 2018-08-26. Retrieved 2012-03-21.