Justice and Redemption: Anthropological Realities and Literary Visions by Ivan Cankar

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The book shows Ivan Cankar (1876-1918) as the first Slovenian writer to examine the human conscience, justice, guilt and punishment in a way comparable to Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and influenced also by the Bible. Given Cankar's own bitter childhood experience of poverty and his awareness of the ceaseless injustice which rules the world, he has compassion for the wrongdoings carried out by people from lower social realms, especially children, and is all the more critical towards higher classes who cause their ...

Justice and Redemption: Anthropological Realities and Literary Visions by Ivan Cankar 2014, Peter Lang AG, Bern

ISBN-13: 9783631646182

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