Barren Harvest

Barren Harvest

Selected Poems of Dane Zajc

Terra Incognita Series

by Dane Zajc

Edited by Ales Debeljak

Translated by Erica Johnson-Debeljak

Published by: White Pine Press

96 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.30 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781893996670
  • Published: January 2004


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Zajc, born in 1929, is one of Central Europe’s most important poets and a founding father of post-World War II modernism. This is the first comprehensive volume of his work to appear in English and presents the entire creative arch of Zajc’s vision from early poems to his mature work. Having been incarcerated in communist jails, Zajc’s political resistance to the dictatorial regime gives his work an urgency that propels the reader into a vertigo of sinister and evil. His poems speak of the profound solitude that is the destiny of contemporary man, using the vocabulary of the natural world and of bodily sensations to illuminate both the mortal and lethal aspects of the human condition.