Tomaž Šalamun

Tomaž Šalamun


Born
in Zagreb, Croatia
July 04, 1941

Died
December 27, 2014

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Tomaž Šalamun was a Slovenian poet, who has had books translated into most of the European languages. He lived in Ljubljana and occasionally teaches in the USA. His recent books in English are The Book for My Brother, Row, and Woods and Chalices.

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Four Questions of Melanchol...

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4.55 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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Poker

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4.29 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 1966 — 6 editions
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The Book for My Brother

4.01 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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Woods and Chalices

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Feast

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4.10 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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A Ballad for Metka Krašovec

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The Selected Poems

4.43 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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The Blue Tower

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On the Tracks of Wild Game

4.22 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2012
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Blackboards

4.13 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2004
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More books by Tomaž Šalamun…
“I demand unconditional love and complete freedom. That is why I am terrible.”
Tomaž Šalamun

“Every true poet is a monster.
He destroys people and their speech.
His singing elevates a technique that wipes out
the earth so we are not eaten by worms.
The drunk sells his coat.
The thief sells his mother.
Only the poet sells his soul to separate it
from the body that he loves.”
Tomaž Šalamun

“My mind is a sacred cow / bleeding in the ellipsis.”
Tomaž Šalamun, Four Questions of Melancholy: New and Selected Poems

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