Four Questions of Melancholy by Tomaz Salamun
New & Selected Poems (Terra Incognita Series)

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A large and important collection by one of Eastern Europe's major contemporary poets.

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Tomaz Salamun was born in 1941 in Zagreb, Croatia, and raised in Koper, Slovenia. He has published thirty collections of poetry in his home country and has received many prizes and fellowships at home and in the U.S., including a Fulbright and Pushcart Prize. As a young poet Salamun edited Perspektive, a progressive cultural and political journal. Communist authorities eventually banned the journal's publication, and arrested Salamun. His first two books, POKER (1966) and The Purpose of the Cloak (1968), were released in samizdat. Salamun has won the praise of many poets, including James Tate, Robert Creeley, Robert Hass, who celebrates his "love of the poetics of rebellion," and Jorie Graham, who calls his work "one of Europe's great philosophical wonders. Biggins is Slavic and East European librarian at the University of Washington Libraries, Seattle
Published May 1, 1996 by White Pine Press. 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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That Salamun is one of Europe's most popular and prolific poets is confirmed by this comprehensive collection, drawn from 25 volumes of poetry published in Slovenia from 1964 to 1994 and translated by

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