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Kajetan Kovi?
Kajetan Kovi? 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 ?tirih, Ogenjvoda, Labrador, Ne bog ne ?ival, Moj prijatelj Piki Jakob, Ma?ek Muri
Notable awardsPre?eren Award
1978 for his poetry collection Labrador
Jenko Award
1993 for his poetry collection Sibirski cirkus

Kajetan Kovi? (21 October 1931 - 7 November 2014) was a Slovene poet, writer, translator, and journalist.

Life

Kovi? was born in Maribor in 1931 and spent his childhood in the small town of Polj?ane and Hrastje-Mota near Radenci in eastern Slovenia. He graduated from high school in Maribor and received a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from the University of Ljubljana in 1956.[1] He died on 7 November 2014.[2]

Career

Kovi? started writing poetry in high school, and he published his first poetry in 1948.[2] He was best known for his poems and he wrote several bestselling children's books.[3] Kovi? also wrote political poetry, such as a poem in honor of Josip Broz Tito.[4] 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 Pre?eren wrote in German into Slovene.[5]

Awards and recognition

Kovi? won the Pre?eren Foundation Award in 1967 for his poetry collection Ogenjvoda[6] and the Grand Pre?eren Award in 1978 for his poetry collection Labrador.[7] In 1995 he was made a member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.[8]

Poetry collections

  • Utonil bi (1948)
  • Pesmi ?tirih (1953) co-authored with Janez Menart, Ciril Zlobec and Tone Pav?ek
  • Prezgodnji dan (1956)
  • Korenine vetra (1961)
  • Ogenjvoda (1965)
  • Vetrnice (1970)
  • Mala ?itanka (1973)
  • Pesmi (1973)
  • Labrador (1976)
  • De?ele (1988)
  • Poletje (1990)
  • Letni ?asi (1992)
  • Sibirski ciklus in druge pesmi raznih let (1992)
  • Lovec (1993)
  • Glas (1998)
  • Vrt (2001)
  • Kalejdoskop (2001)
  • Pesmi (2003)
  • Vse poti so (2009)

Prose

  • Ne bog ne ?ival (1965)
  • Tekma ali kako je arhitekt Nikolaj pre?ivel konec tedna (1970)
  • Iskanje Katarine (1987)
  • Pot v Trento: prizori iz navadnega ?ivljenja Franca M. (1994)
  • Profesor domi?ljije: ljubljanska zgodba (1996)
  • Jutranji sprehajalec (2005)
  • Sled sence zarje (2006)
  • Mala nebesa (2008)

Children's books

  • Franca izpod Klanca (1963)
  • Zlata ladja (The Golden Ship; 1969)
  • Moj prijatelj Piki Jakob (My Friend Piki Jacob; 1972)
  • Ma?ek Muri (Magic Muri; 1975)
  • Zgodnje zgodbe (1978)
  • Kri?emkra? (1980)
  • Zmaj Direndaj (1981)
  • Pajacek in pun?ka (1984)
  • Kri?emkra?: zgodnje pesmi, zgodnje zgodbe in ?e malo ma?je godbe (1991)
  • Ma?ji sejem (1999)

References

  1. ^ Helga Glu?i?, Sto Slovenskih Pripovednikov (Ljubljana: Pre?ernova dru?ba, 1996) ISBN 961-6186-21-3
  2. ^ a b Kos, David, & Deja Crnovi?. 2014. "Umrl je pesnik in pisatelj Kajetan Kovi?." Siol.net (7 Nov.). Archived 10 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine (in Slovene)
  3. ^ "Slovene Writers' Association site". Slovene writers' portal (in Slovenian). DSP Slovene Writers' Association. Archived from the original on 19 September 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ Kovi?, Kajetan. 1980. "Tito." Javna tribuna 20(184): 7.
  5. ^ "University of Vienna site". Literatur im Kontext. University of Vienna. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture, complete list of Pre?eren Foundation Awards recipients[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture, complete list of the Grand Pre?eren Awards recipients[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Kajetan Kovi? on the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts site, (in Slovene)

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