Instead of Whom Does The Flower Bloom: The Poems of Vlado Kreslin

Instead of Whom Does The Flower Bloom: The Poems of Vlado Kreslin

by Vlado Kreslin, Urka Charney

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Vlado Kreslin will be a revelation to North American readers. His poems seem at one and the same time postmodern and pre-modern. They evoke the lost world of a resilient people in a language that resonates in its plain-spokenness with the losses that all thoughtful people in a globalized economy confront. Don’t let the ostensibly un-ironic, even folksy language fool you--his poems slyly combine simplicity of means with complexity of effect, a combination only an artist of great sophistication can pull off. Urska Charney’s translations honor both aspects of Kreslin’s style. Kreslin is lucky to have found such a sensitive and canny translator. And so are we.

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ISBN-13: 9781550716375
Publisher: Guernica Editions, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 70
File size: 290 KB

About the Author

One of the Balkan’s most beloved folk rock musicians and a national institution in Slovenia, Vlado Kreslin’s 30-year career has spanned performances with Bob Dylan and R.E.M. in concerts around the world. But his greatest legacy is the unification of disparate and often warring factions within former Yugoslavia, by bringing together their regional music and combining it within his own impassioned compositions. Kreslin is a unifying artist, beloved and iconic not only among Slovenes but throughout the Balkans. Kreslin’s is a poetry of political healing, binding the wounds suffered in the Balkans after the end of Socialism. He has been variously compared to other musician/poets, 20th century troubadours, including Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Woody Guthrie.
Educated as a Sinologist and Comparative Linguist, Urška Charney is a Slovene translator, photographer, and graphic designer. She has translated articles, poetry, and a novel, Zlati Dež (The Golden Shower) by Luka Novak, from Slovene into English.

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