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At last available in English translation, Soy Realidad is Tomaž Šalamun's twenty-first collection of poetry, originally published in 1985. Showing a maturing poet at home as a citizen of the world, Soy Realidad ranges far from Šalamun's Slovenia, combining his native language with Latin, French, English, and Spanish, as well as evoking such places as Belize, the Sierra Nevada, and Mexico City. From sex to God, from landscape to literature, Šalamun's poetry is as ever a restless and witty inquisitor, peeling back the layers of the world.

About the Author

Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun was born in 1941 in Zagreb. He has published over thirty books of poetry and frequently teaches at American universities, including Pittsburgh, Richmond, and Texas. Early in his career he edited the literary magazine "Perspektive" and was briefly jailed on political charges. He studied art history at the University of Ljubljana and published his first collection, Poker, at the age of 25. He has won Slovenia's Prešeren and Mladost Prizes, as well as a Pushcart Prize. Šalamun was a Fulbright Fellow at Columbia University, and he is a member of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781628970883
ISBN-10: 162897088X
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: September 16th, 2014
Pages: 105
Language: English
Series: Slovenian Literature