7 / 1996
Helga Glušič

The poetry of Karel Mauser

The text is an analytical presentation of the only collection of poetry by the author Karel Mauser, who as an exile after the Second World War, at first in Austrian Carinthia and later in the United States of America, mainly wrote stories and novels as well as short prose. In his last decade he also wrote intimate confessional poetry which has been selected, edited and prefaced by Dr Tine Debeljak in a collection entitled Zemlja sem in večnost (I am the Earth and Eternity). Mauser’s poetry is associated with the Slovene tradition of impressionism and models of Catholic expressionism.