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Prešeren’s Manuscripts On Display in Cleveland

The day before Slovenia celebrates France Prešeren’s birthday with various cultural events, a tribute to the poet will take place in Cleveland. There, the Slovenian National Home will put on display two newly discovered manuscripts by Prešeren; the documents were unveiled to the public over the summer in Ljubljana. The manuscripts of two poems by Prešeren, A Farewell to Youth ...

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Rare Prešeren’s Manuscripts Found In Cleveland, OHIO

“I’m very glad that I was able to handle these valuable manuscripts,” says Luka Zibelnik, a professor of the Slovenian language, who stumbled upon two still uncatalogued versions of Prešeren’s poetry manuscripts in the U.S. The two manuscripts — of the poems Slovo od mladosti (“A Farwell to Youth”) and Dohtar (“Doc”) — will be on display in Ljubljana on ...

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Slovenians Celebrate Culture Day

Slovenia celebrates Culture Day, a bank holiday marking the anniversary of the death of France Prešeren (1800-1849), considered the nation’s greatest poet. Numerous events will be held all across the country, with the main celebration taking place in front of Prešeren’s birthplace in the tiny village of Vrba (NW). The ceremony in Vrba will be addressed by President Borut Pahor, who ...

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