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Branko Rudolf « Renowned individuals
Branko Rudolf, Slovenian essayist, philosopher, critic, pedagogue, poet and writer, was born in Slovenske Konjice on 31 October 1904. Most of Rudolf’s poems, essays and critiques were published in the post-war period. He published work in the Ljubljanski zvon, Mladi Prekmurec, Modra ptica, Obzorja and Sodobnost publications. As an essayist, cultural and literary historian and philosopher, he wrote four books: Maske in časi (1955), Dialektika (1963, second issue in 1977), Umetnost in družba (1979), O izvoru slovenske moderne (1979). He issued three collections of poems for adults: Svet in jaz (1954), Žvegla potepuhova (1960) and Odmevi času (1976) and some short prose texts in the book Nespodobne cvetice (1955). He also wrote for children. All his puppet plays, except one (Pod zvezdo, 1947), remained manuscripts but were still performed. In the book Čudno jezero (1953), he combined two fairytales, Čudno jezero and Jež-ptič-kača-svinja-koza-zmaj, as well as the Konj in kača fable. Zamorček in ladjica (1955) is a collection of children’s poems that also includes the Huda mravljica poem (1955). In 1969, another of his collections of poems and fairytales, Huda mravljica (second issue in 1980), was released.