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Aleš Debeljak




Aleš Debeljak (1961) graduated in comparative literature from the University of Ljubljana and received his Ph.D. in Social Thought from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, New York. He was a Senior Fulbright fellow at the University of California-Berkeley, a research fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study-Collegium Budapest, a writing fellow at Civitella Ranieri Center and a writing fellow of Bogliasco Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities. In 2006/7, he was a Roberta Buffett Professor of International Studies at Northwestern University, Chicago. Debeljak published 14 books of cultural criticism and 8 books of poems in his native Slovenian. His books of poems in English include Without Anesthesia: New and Selected Poems (2010), Dictionary of Silence (1999), The City and the Child (1999), and Anxious Moments (1994). His books of cultural criticism in English include The Hidden Handshake: National Identity and Europe in a Post-Communist World (2004), Reluctant Modernity: The Institution of Art and its Historical Forms (1998), Twilight of the Idols: Recollections of a Lost Yugoslavia (1994), and a comprehensive anthology The Imagination of Terra Incognita: Slovenian Writing 1945-1995 (1997) which he edited. A translator of selected poems by John Ashbery and a book on sociology of knowledge, he edited an anthology of American meta-fiction and an anthology of contemporary Slovenian poetry in English translation. He won several awards, including the Readers’ Choice Award for the best essay of the decade in a magazine World Literature Today, Slovenian National Book Award, Miriam Lindberg Poetry for Peace Prize (Tel Aviv) and Chiqyu Poetry Prize (Tokio), and was named Ambassador of Science of the Republic of Slovenia. His books have appeared in English, Japanese, German, French, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Polish, Lithuanian, Romanian, Albanian, Finish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Catalan, and Italian translation. Founding member of the cultural magazine, Sarajevo Notebooks, and advisory editor of American literary journal Verse, contributing editor of scholarly journal, Cultural Sociology, and www.fastcapitalism.com, he is a recurring visiting professor at the graduate school, College d’Europe, Natolin-Warsaw, teaches cultural studies at the University of Ljubljana, and is a member of European Council on Foreign Relations (London-Berlin-Paris-Madrid-Sofia). He and his American wife, a writer Erica Johnson Debeljak, have three children and make their home in Ljubljana.

Aleš Debeljak is member of Blesok's International Editorial Board.


Books by Aleš Debeljak published by Blesok:


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Package 08

Edition EvaTas, 2010 

• Aleš Debeljak: "Cosmopolis"
• Pavle Goranović: "Reading of silence"
• Branko Čegec: "Breath-hold diving"


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Cosmopolis

Selected poetry by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in English.
 
Translated into English by Christopher Merrill, Andrew Zawacki with Aleš Debeljak.

these are the lungs I use to
breathe, this the air I turn into song


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Kozmopolis

Selected poetry by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in Slovenian.

these are the lungs I use to
breathe, this the air I turn into song


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Космополис

Selected poetry by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in Macedonian.

Translated into Macedonian by Igor Isakovski.

these are the lungs I use to
breathe, this the air I turn into song


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Под површината

Poetry by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in Macedonian.  

Translated from Slovenian by Igor Isakovski.


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Избрани песни

Poetry by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in Macedonian.

Selection, introduction and translation by: Lidija Dimkovska.


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Избрани есеи

Essays by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in Macedonian.

Selected and translated by Igor Isakovski.


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Залез на идолите

Essay by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in Macedonian.

Translated from Croatian by Igor Isakovski.


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Twilight of the Idols

Essay by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in English.

Translated by Michael Biggins.


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Sumrak idola

Essay by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in Croatian.

Translated by Branko Čegec.


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Somrak idolov

Essay by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in Slovenian.


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Selected Essays

Selected essays by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in English.

Translated by Igor Isakovski.


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Miasto i dziecko

Poetry by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in Polish.

Translated by Katarina Šalamun-Biedrzycka.


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Mesto in otrok

Poetry by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in Slovenian.


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Kaupunki ja lapsi

Poetry by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in Finnish.

Translated and edited by Kari Klemelä.


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Izbrane pesmi

Poetry by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in Slovenian.


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The City & the Child

Poetry by Aleš Debeljak, eBook, in English.

Translated by Christopher Merrill and the author.


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Космополис / Kozmopolis / Cosmopolis

Selected poetry by Aleš Debeljak, in Macedonian, Slovenian, and English. (2010)

Translated into Macedonian by Igor Isakovski.
Translated into English by Christopher Merrill, Andrew Zawacki with Aleš Debeljak.

Edition EvaTas, book 04 

these are the lungs I use to
breathe, this the air I turn into song


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Under the Surface

Poetry by Aleš Debeljak (2008)

Translated from Slovenian by Igor Isakovski.

Edition Borea, book 17


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Selected Essays

Selected works by Aleš Debeljak in two volumes. Volume Two. (2004)

Selection and preface: Igor Isakovski
Translation: I. Isakovski, Elizabeta Bakovska, Ana Dimiškovska Trajanoska
Photographs: Saša Hemon (?), Kalina Bunevska Isakovska, Erica Johnson Debeljak

Edition Ea, book 01  


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Selected Poems

Selected works by Aleš Debeljak in two volumes. Volume One. (2004)

Selection, translation and preface: Lidija Dimkovska
Photo of the author: Erica Johnson Debeljak

Edition Morpheus, book 03  



Blesok no. 18, January, 2001
      essays: Cautious Necessity of State Rituals
      essays: Europe, America and the Atlantic Bridge

Blesok no. 26, May-June, 2002
      essays: In Search of an Archetype

Blesok no. 32, May-June, 2003
      essays: Celebration of the Impossible

Blesok no. 47, March-April, 2006
      essays: Reconstructing Europeanism?

Blesok no. 63, November-December, 2008
      essays: The Sleeplessness and Poetry of Witness

Blesok no. 71-73, March-August, 2010
      poetry: Cosmopolis






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