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Edvard Kocbek

Slovenian writer (1904-1981)

1904   -   1981

country of citizenship: Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Austria-Hungary
language of expression: French, Slovene
educated at: University of Ljubljana
occupation: linguist, poet, political commissar, writer, translator, politician, partisan, essayist
award received: Prešeren Award, Order "For Merit to the People", Order of Brotherhood and Unity, Commemorative Medal of the Partisans of 1941, Order of the People's Liberation

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Edvard Kocbek (pronunciation ) (27 September 1904 – 3 November 1981) was a Slovenian poet, writer, essayist, translator, member of Christian Socialists in the Liberation Front of the Slovene Nation and Slovene Partisans. He is considered as one of the best authors who have written in Slovene, and one of the best Slovene poets after Prešeren. His political role during and after World War II made him one of the most controversial figures in Slovenia in the 20th century.
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