Kajetan Kovič

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Kajetan Kovič
Kajetan Kovič 1957.jpg
Born(1931-10-21)21 October 1931
Maribor, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now in Slovenia)
Died7 November 2014(2014-11-07) (aged 83)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Occupationpoet, writer, journalist
Literary movementIntimism
Notable worksPesmi štirih, Ogenjvoda, Labrador, Ne bog ne žival, Moj prijatelj Piki Jakob, Maček Muri
Notable awardsPrešeren Award
1978 for his poetry collection Labrador
Jenko Award
1993 for his poetry collection Sibirski cirkus

Kajetan Kovič (21 October 1931 – 7 November 2014) was a Slovene poet, writer, translator, and journalist. Kovič was born in Maribor, Yugoslavia. Kovič started writing poetry in high school, and he published his first poetry in 1948.

Kovič also wrote political poetry, such as a poem in honor of Josip Broz Tito.[1] He established himself as a translator of German, French, Czech, Hungarian, Croatian, Serbian, and Russian poetry into Slovene. He also translated the poems that France Prešeren wrote in German into Slovene.[2]

Kovič died on 7 November 2014 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, aged 83.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kovič, Kajetan. 1980. "Tito." Javna tribuna 20(184): 7.
  2. "University of Vienna site". Literatur im Kontext. University of Vienna. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  3. Kos, David, & Deja Crnović. 2014. "Umrl je pesnik in pisatelj Kajetan Kovič." Siol.net (7 Nov.). (Slovene)