Ivan Cankar

Novelist, Author

1876 – 1918

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Who was Ivan Cankar?

Ivan Cankar was a Slovene writer, playwright, essayist, poet and political activist. Together with Oton Župančič, Dragotin Kette, and Josip Murn, he is considered as the beginner of modernism in Slovene literature. He is regarded as the greatest writer in the Slovene language, and has sometimes been compared to Franz Kafka and James Joyce.

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Born
May 10, 1876
Vrhnika
Nationality
  • Slovenia
Profession
Education
  • University of Vienna
    (1896 - )
Died
Dec 11, 1918
Ljubljana

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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