The City and the Child

The City and the Child A haunting new collection by this acclaimed Slovenian poet

  • Title: The City and the Child
  • Author: Aleš Debeljak Christopher Merrill
  • ISBN: 9781877727993
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback
  • A haunting new collection by this acclaimed Slovenian poet.

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    1. Aleš Debeljak Christopher Merrill

      Ale Debeljak was a Slovenian cultural critic, poet, and essayist.He graduated from comparative literature at the University of Ljubljana in 1985 Ale continued his studies in the United States, obtaining a PhD in sociology of culture at Syracuse University in 1989 He was later a Senior Fulbright fellow at the University of California, Berkeley He also worked at the Institute for Advanced Studies Collegium Budapest, the Civitella Ranieri Center and the Bogliasco Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanitites.During the Slovenian Spring 1988 1992 , Debeljak actively participated in the democratization process in Slovenia He was a professor of cultural studies at the Faculty for Social Studies of the University of Ljubljana.He was married to the American columnist and translator Erica Johnson Debeljak They had three children and lived in Ljubljana.

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    1. A translation from the Slovenian. This "garland of sonnets" is quite difficult for me to read. For one thing, there is so little rhythm to the translated lines that they don't stick in my mind. For the most part, the images seem strung together without much connection. I'm certainly missing a lot of background that would bring sense. Reading the whole volume in one sitting helps a little -- the images gain resonance by being repeated in different contexts. The whole is full of Christian referenc [...]


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