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An extremely rare collection of poems for Yugoslavina partisans was written during WWII by a Slovenian author Tone Seliškar, known for his socialist realist poetry, and was printed by an underground press in Ribnica, Slovenia.

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This extremely rare book includes 33 relatively unknown peoms by a famous Slovenian author Tone Seliškar, written for the Partisans during WWII. The thematic rotates around socialist and war subjects. One of the poems is dedicated to a famous painter Hinko Smrekar, who was assassinated by the Fascists in 1942.

A Slovenian writer and poet Tone Seliškar (1900 –1969) is considered one of the foremost representative of Slovene social expresionism and later social realist poetry before WWII. During WWII he joined the Partisan. Seliškar’s stories for children, such as Bratovščina Sinjega galeba (1936), became classics of children’s literature. 

The book was printed by a clandestine press in Ribnica, Slovenia, during WWII and is today extremely rare. The bibliography of 1964 only lists two examples in museums in Slovenia. Today we could not trace any examples in institutions worldwide.

The stamp on the cover belonged to the Propagnda Division of the National Liberation Army during WWII.


References: Bibliografija p. 511, no. 7036.

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