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Vida Brest

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Name  Vida Brest

Role  Poet
Vida Brest
Born  21 July 1925 Sentrupert, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (now in Slovenia) (1925-07-21)
Occupation  poet, writer, journalist, teacher and children's writer
Notable works  Majhen clovek na veliki poti, Tiho tiho srce
Notable awards  Levstik Award 1984 for Majhen clovek na veliki poti
Died  November 10, 1985, Golnik, Slovenia

Vida Brest (true name Majda Peterlin) (21 July 1925 – 10 November 1985) was a Yugoslav Slovene-language poet, writer, journalist, and teacher, best known for her juvenile fiction, often based on her own experiences as a young Partisan during the Second World War.


Brest was born in Šentrupert in Lower Carniola in 1925. At the age of 17 she joined the resistance movement and after the end of the Second World War became a journalist and teacher. She later devoted herself to writing, her main inspiration being her own experiences during the war, but also wrote fairy tales and children's stories. From a very early age she also wrote poetry, with her first poems being published by the Partisan press during the war. A selection of her best poems was published posthumously in 1995, selected and edited by Ivan Minatti.

She won the Levstik Award in 1984 for her book of stories from the resistance entitled Majhen človek na veliki poti (A Small Man on a Big Road).


  • 16 pesmi Vide Brest (16 Poems of Vida Brest), 1944
  • Pesmi (Poems), 1947
  • Mihčeve pesmi (Little Miha's Poems), 1951
  • Teci, teci, soncu reci (Run, Run, Tell the Sun), 1986
  • Tiho, tiho srce (Silent, Silent Heart), (selected and edited by Ivan Minatti), 1995
  • Prose

  • Pravljica o mali Marjetici, zajčku, medvedu in zlati pomladi (The Story of Little Margaret, the Bunny, the Teddy, and the Golden Spring), 1951,1958
  • Ptice in grm (The Birds and the Bush), 1955, 1961
  • Orehovo leto (The Year of the Walnut), 1955, 1972
  • Popotovanje v Tunizijo (A Trip to Tunisia), 1967
  • Veliki čarovnik Ujtata (The Great Wizard Ujtata), 1974
  • Prodajamo za gumbe (We Sell Buttons), 1976
  • Majhen človek na veliki poti (A Small Man on a Big Road), 1983
  • Mala Marjetica in gozdni mož (Little Margaret and the Forest Man), 1985
  • Teci, teci, soncu reci (Run, Run, Tell the Sun), (selected and edited by Niko Grafenauer), 1986
  • References

    Vida Brest Wikipedia

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