Dr. Ivo Šoljan is a professor in the English Department at Grand Valley State University. He received his Ph.D. in English / Comparative Literature from the University of Belgrade, former Yugoslavia. In addition to Elizabethan drama, he specializes in poetry translation.2015 1-4955-0389-5
This volume offers a panorama of Croatian poetry written over the last five centuries. Touching on the different subjects and shifting fashions of poetic creativity throughout Croatia’s turbulent history, this poetry reveals the spirit of its people. The poems are clustered chronologically into chapters representing seven literary periods. The Renaissance, The Baroque, Classicism, Romanticism, Croatian Modernism, Echoes of the Two World Wars, and The Postmodern-Contemporary Period. This impressive artistic achievement fills a lacuna in Croatian poetry translation and scholarship.