Lojze Krakar
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Lojze Krakar
Lojze Krakar
Born(1926-02-21)21 February 1926
Semi?, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now in Slovenia)
Died(1995-12-24)24 December 1995
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Occupationpoet, translator, editor, literary historian, and essayist
Literary movementIntimism
Notable worksGoethe pri Slovencih, Cvet pelina, Nekje tam ?isto na robu, Sonce v knjigi, Pri?el je lev
Notable awardsLevstik Award
1962 Sonce v knjigi
Pre?eren Foundation Award
1963 Cvet pelina
Pre?eren Award
1977 Nekje tam ?isto na robu
Levstik Award
1991 Pri?el je lev

Lojze Krakar (21 February 1926 - 24 December 1995) was a Slovene poet, translator, editor, literary historian, and essayist. He also wrote poetry for children.[1]

Krakar was born in Semi? in White Carniola in 1926. He studied Slavic languages and literature at the University of Ljubljana and graduated in 1954 and obtained a doctorate from the Frankfurt Goethe University in 1970. He worked as a lecturer, editor, and translator.

In 1963 he won the Pre?eren Foundation Award for his poetry collection Cvet pelina (The Flower of the Woodworm).[2] In 1977 he was awarded the Grand Pre?eren Award for his poetry collection Nekje tam ?isto na robu (Somewhere There Right on the Edge) [3] He won the Levstik Award twice, in 1962 for his book of poetry for children Sonce v knjigi (The Sun in a Book), and in 1991 for his story in verse Pri?el je lev (The Lion Arrived).[4]

Published works

Poetry Collections


  1. ^ Poetry International Web Slovenian poetry: between elegy and serenity
  2. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture, complete list of Pre?eren Foundation Awards recipients[dead link]
  3. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture, complete list of the Grand Pre?eren Awards recipients[dead link]
  4. ^ "The Levstik Award on the Mladinska Knjiga Publishing House site". Archived from the original on 2018-08-26. Retrieved .

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