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Without Anesthesia: New and Selected Poems

Without Anesthesia: New and Selected Poems Aleš Debeljak , Edited by Andrew Zawacki

Writing through wars, genocide, and political upheaval, Aleš Debeljak is a poet of Slovenia, of Europe, and of the West. Courtly yet elusive, his writing, in its variety of shapes and forms, presents a contemporary world that relenlessly sweeps us up in its currents, depicting its residual traumas and surprising pleasures with aplomb. 

Praise for the Book
"'Language can't compete with silence,' Aleš Debeljak tells us. Wrong. His can. Both the silences and the language of his poetry decapitated me when I first encountered it; it determined and renewed my writing. English-speakers who encounter these perfect translations will surely experience what I experienced. Debeljak's poetry is like silk, like thunder." —Tomaž Šalamun


About the Author

Aleš Debeljak was the author of thirteen books of essays and nine volumes of poetry. He won numerous awards, including the Prešeren Foundation Prize (Tel Aviv), and taught at universities throughout Europe and the United States. He lived in Slovenia, where he iswasa professor of cultural studies at the University of Ljuljana.

Original trade paperback / $20.00 (Can 23.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-365-5 / 192 pages / Poetry

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