Krešimir Bagić

Krešimir Bagić has published several collections of poetry, as the sole author and in collaboration with others. In 2003, he published Le palmier se balance (Paris, Editions Caractères), a selection of his poetry translated into French by M. Andrašijević. He has also published a series of essays and studies on Croatian literature.

Krešimir Bagić was born in 1962 in Gradište, a small town in Slavonia, in eastern Croatia. He studied Croatian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, where he also completed his postgraduate studies in linguistics. After graduating, he found a post in the Department of Stylistics in the Croatian Literature Department of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy, where he initially worked as an assistant and subsequently became chief of the department, the position he currently holds. Between 1996 and 1999 he was Reader in Croatian at the Sorbonne in Paris. Since 2005, he has been the head of the Zagreb Slavic Studies School, an international seminar for foreign Slavists attached to the Croatian Literature Department, which takes place in Dubrovnik and was founded in 1970.

Bagić began to publish criticism and poetry as a student; in the mid-1980s he edited the weekly student newspaper Studentski list and the literary magazine Quorum, and then worked as an editor for Croatian Radio’s Third Program. Between 1999 and 2002 he had a column in the daily Jutarnji list, in which he discussed new Croatian verse. These were later published in book form as Brisani prostor (The Killing Zone), after the title of the columns. He has published several collections of poetry, as the sole author and in collaboration with others. In 2003 he published Le palmier se balance, (Paris, Editions Caractères), a selection of his poetry in French translation by M. Andrašijević. He has published an anthology of contemporary Croatian short stories, Goli grad (The Naked City: Zagreb 2003, Ljubljana 2005), a series of essays and studies on Croatian literature, and edited a number of collections of specialist writings and essays.

Bibliography
Poetry:

Svako je slovo kurva, with Boris Gregorić, IGK, Zagreb 1988
Između dva snažna dima, RZ RK SSOH, Zagreb 1989
Krošnja, Naklada MD/Meandar, Zagreb 1994
Bršljan, Meandar, Zagreb, 1996
Jezik za svaku udaljenost, Naklada MD, Zagreb 2001
Le palmier se balance, trans. Marin Andrijašević, Editions Caracteres, Paris 2003
U polutami predgrađa, Disput, Zagreb 2006.

Nonfiction:

Četiri dimenzije sumnje, with J. Matanović, M. Mićanović and V. Bogišić, essays, Quorum, Zagreb 1988
Živi jezici, study, Naklada MD, Zagreb 1994
Umijeće osporavanja - pjesnički stilovi A. G. Matoša i M. Krleže, study, Naklada MD, Zagreb 1999
Brisani prostor, newspaper columns, Meandar, Zagreb 2002
Treba li pisati kako dobri pisci pišu, essays, Disput, Zagreb 2004.

As editor:

Rječnik Trećeg programa, essays, HRT, Zagreb, 1995.
Poštari lakog sna, a selection from the contemporary Croatian short stories, Naklada MD, Zagreb 1996
Goli grad - antologija hrvatske kratke priče 80-ih i 90-ih, anthology of the Croatian short stories from 1980s and 1990s, Naklada MD, Zagreb, 2003; Slovenian edition, Golo mesto - antologija hrvaške kratke proze, Študentska založba, Ljubljana 2005
Važno je imati stila, essays, Disput, Zagreb 2003
Bacite stil kroz vrata, vratit će se kroz prozor: suvremena francuska i frankofona stilistika, criticism, Naklada MD, Zagreb 2006

Awards:

Award "Ivan Goran Kovačić" for the first book of poetry, with Boris Gregorić, 1988
Award "Julije Benešić" for the book, Brisani prostor, 2002.




Quorum Generation Prose

article by Krešimir Bagić
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"To the writers of the Quorum generation the most inspirational world literature writers are the short story authors Daniil Kharms, Dino Buzzati, Jorge Luis Borges and Raymond Carver, the autoreferential prose of Umberto Eco and Italo Calvino, and ‘hipster’ and erotic literature ranging from authors such as the Marquis de Sade to Charles Bukowski, Henry Miller and William Burroughs.It is generally possible to point out three prose models used by the writers gathered around the Quorum library and magazine: minimalist prose, conceptual prose and urban landscape prose."

The Market-place in Dubrava

Five poems by Krešimir Bagić
THE RISE - METAL'S PERFIDIOUS SONG - THE MARKET-PLACE IN DUBRAVA - BLAŽ BLAŽ BLAŽ - GASTON D.

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