Vasko Popa

(1922 - 1991 / Vojvodina / Serbia)

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Popa was born in the village of Grebenac, Vojvodina, Serbia. After finishing high school, he enrolled as a student of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Belgrade University. He continued his studies at the University of Bucharest and in Vienna. During World War II, he fought as a partisan and was imprisoned in a German concentration camp in Bečkerek (today Zrenjanin, Serbia).

After the war, in 1949, Popa graduated from the Romanic group of the Faculty of Philosophy at Belgrade University. He published his first poems in the magazines Književne novine (Literary Magazine) and the daily Borba (Struggle).

From 1954 until 1979 he was the editor of the publishing house ... more »

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  • Rookie - 52 Points Roger Mckeon (6/10/2014 7:45:00 AM)

    It's not transaction, it's translation.

  • Rookie Constance Steckel (12/12/2011 6:50:00 AM)

    Vasco Popa is a major poet. And should be more famous!

  • Rookie Constance Steckel (12/12/2011 6:49:00 AM)

    Popa should be better known in America. Such a powerful poet.

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