Look Back, Look Ahead

Look Back, Look Ahead

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Author: Srečko Kosovel 

Translators: Barbara Siegel Carlson and Ana Jelnikar

Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse (2010)

In his short life, Srecko Kosovel experimented with a wide variety of styles—impressionist, symbolist, expressionist, futurist, Dadaist, and surrealist—leaving over 1,000 poems as well as prose writings, essays and vignettes totaling several hundred pages. Kosovel’s poetry has been translated into many languages. Look Back, Look Ahead is the first American edition of Kosovel’s selected poetry.

"To read him is like watching Van Gogh's last paintings, to stare at Celan's last drops of life. And yet, he's the threshold, the triumphal arch to this small nation's destiny, the eternal poet of the total existence."

–Tomaž Šalamun