Francè Prešeren Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Cooper, Henry R., Jr. Francè Prešeren. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1981, 166 p.

Seeks to shed light on Prešeren's life, poetic practice, themes, and position in the literary history of his homeland and show that his neglect in the English-speaking world is unjustified.


———. “The Baptism of the Savica as Romantic Program.” Obdobje Romantike v Slovensken Jeziky, Književnosti in Kulturi, edited by Boris Paterny and Franc Jakopin, pp. 215-26. Ljubliana: Univerza Edvarda Kardelja v. Ljubljani Filozofska fakulteta, 1981.

Analyzes Prešeren's “The Baptism of the Savica” as a national-social allegory before comparing the poem with the similarly themed epic “Konrad Wallenrod,” by Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz.

Lord, Albert B. “The Nineteenth-Century Revival of National Literatures: Karadžić, Njegoš, Radičević, the Illyrians, and Prešeren.” Review of National Literatures 5, no. 1 (spring 1974): 101-11.

Provides an overview of the life, challenges, and works of eight giants of Serbian and Slovenian literature in the early and mid-nineteenth century.

Ožbalt, Marija A. I. “The Theme of the Unwed Mother in Slovene Literature.” Slovene Studies: Journal of the Society for Slovene Studies 3, no. 2 (1981): 59-71.

Explores the theme of the unwed mother in Prešeren's “Nezakonska mati” and in works by other Slovene writers.

Additional coverage of Francè Prešeren's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Concise Dictionary of World Literary Biography, Vol. 4; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 147.