Miroslav Krleža (2925 words)


Miroslav Krleža (1893-1981) is broadly considered the greatest Croatian writer of the twentieth century and, alongside Nobel laureate Ivo Andrić, the greatest Yugoslav writer as well. Krleža was certainly the longer-lived and more prolific of the two: over nearly seventy years of literary activity, he produced poetry, drama, short stories, novellas, novels, translations, travelogues, polemical writings, essays on topics ranging from literary and art criticism, history, linguistics, to science and medicine, as well as memoirs and autobiographical writings. Krleža was an outspokenly leftist social critic from his early youth. After years of conflict with various political authorities, he made peace with Marshal Tito after the latter …

Citation: Morse, Ainsley. "Miroslav Krleža". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 July 2015 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=11976, accessed 29 November 2020.]

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