The Golden Boat

The Golden Boat There are very few major European poets of the early twentieth century not already known to English language audiences but Srecko Kosovel is one Often called the Slovene Rimbaud he died at twenty two

  • Title: The Golden Boat
  • Author: Srečko Kosovel
  • ISBN: 9781844714377
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Hardcover
  • There are very few major European poets of the early twentieth century not already known to English language audiences, but Srecko Kosovel is one Often called the Slovene Rimbaud he died at twenty two, leaving almost 1,000 poems , the full range and significance of his poetry has been revealed only slowly even to Slovenians themselves, and yet he is a major voice of CentThere are very few major European poets of the early twentieth century not already known to English language audiences, but Srecko Kosovel is one Often called the Slovene Rimbaud he died at twenty two, leaving almost 1,000 poems , the full range and significance of his poetry has been revealed only slowly even to Slovenians themselves, and yet he is a major voice of Central European modernism, whose work explores powerfully and incisively the problems of individual identity and allegiance in the face of the new century with its strong call, to one living through the collapse of the Austro Hungarian Empire, to international socialism Kosovel s poetry reflects at once the turmoil of the Balkans after the Great War and, at exactly the same time as Ungaretti, Joyce and Rilke were experiencing it, so deep a love of and connection to his native Karst region that he turns it into one of the most remarkable symbolic landscapes of twentieth century poetry Although certain limited English selections of his work have appeared in the past, this edition, superbly translated by the poets Bert Pribac Slovenia and David Brooks Australia , is the largest and most comprehensive selection to have appeared in any language other than his own.

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    • Harry Rutherford says:

      According to the dust jacket, Srečko Kosovel is ‘often called the Slovene Rimbaud’. Mainly, as far as I can gather, because he wrote all his poetry very young; not, like Rimbaud, because he decided to run off and do something else, but because he died at 22.I found The Golden Boat: Selected Poems of Srečko Kosovel while I was browsing through the Salt website, looking for something I could buy to support their ‘Just One Book‘ campaign. I decided to kill two birds with one stone and buy [...]

    • Melanie says:

      The poems here all read as if they were written by someone holding his breath, on the point of delirium, when all you can hear is your heart beat in your skull. I felt as if I was reading them that way. Largely the poems are deceptively simple, rhythmic and subtle. An undercurrent of sadness is always present. In the second third, it all changes, and you feel the bass, the anguish. Fans of Paul Celan and Kandinsky's sound/poetry experiments will love Srecko Kosovel.From Part I:My PoemMy poem is [...]

    • Paul Škec says:

      it's a shame it's only the english translation, wanted to see them in slovene

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