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Ivan Cankar

Born in 1876 / Died in 1918 / Slovenia / Slovenian

Ivan Cankar poet from Slovenia was born in 1876, had 42 years and died in 1918. Poems were written mainly in Slovenian language. Dominant movement is political.


Ivan Cankar ( pronunciation (help·info)) (10 May 1876 – 11 December 1918) was a Slovene writer, playwright, essayist, poet and political activist. Together with Oton Župancic, 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.. Slovene writer playwright essayist poet and political activist