Milan Rúfus





Milan Rúfus


Born
in Závažná Poruba, Slovakia
December 10, 1928

Died
January 11, 2009

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Milan Rúfus was a Slovak poet, essayist, children's writer and academic.

He was born in Závažná Poruba, in the Zilina region. As a student at the Faculty of Arts at Comenius University in Bratislava he studied Slovak language and literature, and history. From 1952-1989 he lectured at the university on the history of Slovak and Czech literature. From 1971-1972 he taught at a university in Naples. He retired in 1990 and lived with his family in Bratislava. At age 80 he died at University Hospital in that city.

Rúfus published his first poems in the 1940s and his first collection, Až dozrieme ("When We Grow Mature") in 1956. Another 20 poetry books followed. A children's book, Modlitbičky ("Little Prayers") has been called his most successful wo
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Modlitbičky

4.20 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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Ako stopy v snehu

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Báseň a čas

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Dielo I

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Zvony

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Vernosť

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Dielo III

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Dielo II

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Básne

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3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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Lupienky z jabloní

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3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1993
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More books by Milan Rúfus…
“So this is love:
the Sculptor’s chisel.
And stone, which in its whole life
does not utter a single word,
suddenly sings.”
Milan Rúfus, And That's the Truth!

“Forgive me,
joy,
if I blasphemed you
before I learned to love.”
Milan Rúfus, And That's the Truth!

“There always comes the day when children swallow
the key to the door of secrecy. They’ll not return it.”
Milan Rúfus, And That's the Truth!

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