Ivan Cankar

Ivan Cankar

May 10, 1876 – December 11, 1918

Ivan Cankar (ˈtsaːŋkaɾ, Sl-Ivan Cankar.oga pronunciation) (10 May 1876 – 11 December 1918) 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.