Igo Ganes, born as Ignacij Ganes (Duino-Aurisina (Slovenian Devin-Nabrežina:), 18 april 1893 - Ljubljana29 november 1948) was a Slovenian poet and lawyer. He was buried on 1 december on Žale cemetery.


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Igo Ganes became as the first of ten children born to a well-to-do family from Aurisina (SlovenianNabrežina). He visited between 1899 and 1903 the elementary school in his hometown and then a preparatory year for the gymnasium in Trieste. Igo went to school from 1904 to 1912 at the German-language gymnasium of Gorizia. For the school newspaper "Zvonček" wrote Igo since 1907 and from 1912, the year in which the closed, he published in the gymnasium for the Slovenian literature prominent magazines "Slovan", "Naši zapiski" and "Ljubljanski zvon". Ganes In 1913 had signed up for the law school at the University of Vienna, but had to pause because of the mobilization in 1914. He worked for two years as a soldier behind the front. In 1916 hit Ganes wounded in the Soča-front in Primorska, whereby he because of treatments in Graz andLjubljana resided. In Ljubljana he learned as the writer Izidor Cankar , the dicrecteur of the hospital and editor of "Dom in svet". He left for follow-up treatment to Graz, where his brother worked as a doctor Franc. In 1917, he continued his studies at the University of Graz. Ganes now wrote poems, which found their way to Ljubljanski zvonDom in svetKnjiževni jug and other sheets.

Hana Pirkova[Edit]Edit

After being in 1918 in Ljubljana the Czech opera singer Hana Pírková met and fell in love with was, he decided to enroll at the Charles University in Prague. Hana Pirkova worked at that time in Osijek, whereSlavonian Igo Ganes hair regularly visited. From 1918 to 1922 lived in fact travelling from Prague to Ganes, Duino-Aurisina, Ljubljana and Osijek. In this troubled time shortly after the first world warAustria-Hungaryfell apart and United the Slovenes itself with Croats and Serbs in a new State. At the same time, the native region of Italy occupied Slovenia together with West by Ganes. He wrote poems such as politically controversial Pesem iredentistov now (poem of the irredentisten) and gave two poetry collections from. He was out of his mind, which because of the Slovenian poems revealed, during a visit to Nabrežina arrested and imprisoned some time in Sežana . He was released after mediation by Yugoslavia . He earned his doctorate in Prague at the end of november 1921.

Office in Ljubljana[Edit]Edit

In 1922 got a job at the Court in Ljubljana Ganes. In 1923 he succeeded for the entrance examination to the legal profession and went on to work as Assistant-lawyer. During this time he lived in Kamnik at Hana Pirkova several times, which he followed in early 1924 to Brno , but it spent only a few weeks. Back in Ljubljana he took his pursuits in the legal profession back on. somewhere in 1924-1925 hit the relationship with Hana Pirkova ended. An independent legal profession, he founded in 1929 on. a year later, he married Adela Hayne, a second cousin of Heinrich Heine and in 1931 they got a little daughter Marija. Their marriage was consummated in Trnovo in Ljubljana by Fran Saleški Finžgar, writer and friend of Igo Ganes.

Politically active[Edit]Edit

In 1932 broke off cooperation with the Igo Ganes Ljubljanski zvon and joined the group around Sodobnostestablished it right. Cause of the break were the positions of the poet Oton Župančič, which national identity as an irrelevant category nominated and not oppose the Yugoslav centralism returned. On the other hand, Sodobnost would as an anti-Unitarian Journal of left-wing signature profiling. In the 1930s visited Ganes on behalf of the Slovenian PEN different congresses, particularly in Dalmatia and Bulgaria (1934), where his personal friendships with different Bulgarian writers such as Dimitri Pantelejev. In the same year, he was separating from his wife. Four years later, in 1938, he went in together with the Slovenian organza ball gown square neckline Zajc. He also now began to write political poems for the Slovenian refugees from fascist Italy, notably in the journal of the Association of Yugoslav immigrants from Friuli Istra. His mother was one of those migrants; She was from Duino-Aurisina fled to Belgrade. Igo Ganes was politically active and joined the Preparatory Committee of the Friendship Association of the Soviet Union. After the occupation of Yugoslavia in april 1941, he joined the Slovenian liberation front. During the war, initially as a defender of activists and sympathizers Ganes of the resistance, until eventually he was arrested by the Italian occupation of Ljubljana and imprisoned. He stayed first in a barracks in Ljubljana and was subsequently interned in the campVisco in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. He was from there transported to Chiesanuova near Padua and finally came the internment camp Rab on the island of Rab, where he the liberation biding. He worked there in the camp hospital.


After the capitulation of Italy pulled Igo Ganes in 1944 with his camp enjoyed Fish and then further to the island via Apulia to refugee camps in Egypt. He found first refuge near Alexandria, later Toloembat in the camp where he was the Slovenian diplomat, politician and writer Anton Novačan met from Cairo . He finally ended up in Belgrade, where he among others with Anton Ingolič was working on behalf of the Slovenepartisan editors of radio Belgrade. Slovenia 's only after the liberation in May 1945, he returned to Ljubljana, married organza ball gown square neckline Zajc with whom he had had a liaison since 1938 and got a job on the Slovenian Ministry of development. In 1946, his second child, Primož, born in 1947 and son Aleš. His oeuvre in 1947 was awarded the PREŠEREN award, the highest Slovenian Prize in the field of the arts.Because of his work for the partisans once again the allies banned him before his death his birthplace to visit in the free territory of Trieste .


  • Narcis, 1920
  • Primorska pesmi, 1920
  • Miška osedlana, 1922
  • Dvanajsta ura, 1939
  • Ob materini smrti, 1941
  • V pregnanstvo, 1945
  • Pesnikovo srce, 1946
  • Na Krasu, 1949 (posthumously)
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