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Cankar, Ivan

Cankar, Ivan

Cankar, Ivan, 1876-1918, Slovenian poet. Considered one of the great Slovenian literary figures, he was influential in the development of modern satire, symbolic drama, and the psychological novel. The struggle of the outcast poor is a theme of his satirical novel Yerney's Justice (1907, tr. 1926) and many other works. Cankar also wrote satires on politics and culture.
Ivan Cankar is a suburb of the city of Maribor in Slovenia. It is named after Ivan Cankar one of Slovenia's great heroes.

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