Gorazd Kocijančič

Slovenia


The poetry that is utterly authentic may be - eschatolgically - merely an evidence of Delusion and Oblivion.

Gorazd Kocijančič

Gorazd Kocijančič (1964) is a well-known philosopher, poet, translator and editor. His book of essays Tistim zunaj: Eksoterični zapisi 1990–2003 (To Those Outside: Exoteric Writings 1990–2003) won the Rožanc Award. Kocjančič’s excellent translation of the collected works of Plato garnered him the Sovre Award, while his poetry book Primož Trubar zapušča Ljubljano (Primož Trubar Is Leaving Ljubljana) received the Prešeren Foundation Award. Kocijančič was one of the collaborators in the publication of the standard translation of the Bible, as well as an editor for the integral Slovene collection Fragmenti predsokratikov (Fragments of the Pre-Socratics). In 2004, he was named Person of the Year by major Slovenian newspaper Delo. He is the author of four books of poetry – Tvoja imena (Your Names, 2000), Trideset stopnic in naju ni (Thirty Steps and We’re Gone, 2005), Certamen spirituale (2008) and Primož Trubar is Leaving Ljubljana (2012) – and of four books of essays. His works have been translated into English, Czech, Serbian, Italian and Russian.

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