Authors

Ivica Vlahovic

ABOUT THE AUTHOR MIROSLAV KRLEŽA

Miroslav Krleža, is the most prominent figure in modern Croatian literature. He was born in 1893 in Zagreb, then the part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He enrolled at the Austro-Hungarian military academy in Budapest. Having been inspired with the ideas of unification of southern Slavs, he was demoted and sent to the Galician trenches as a common soldier in WW l. The trench warfare haunted him and left deep scars evident in his work. A man of rugged, powerful intellect and extensive knowledge.


ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR IVICA VLAHOVIC

As a student he played the part of captain in a truncated performance of the Twelfth Night by Shakespeare. The action supposedly takes place in Illyria, present-day Zadar. He saw the play Michelangelo Buonarroti in a disused church in Zadar. Vlahovic has completed a BA at the University of Zadar, Croatia, and a BSc. at the Open University, UK.

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