Ivan Cankar

20.11.2007 1:41

English Wikipedia says this about Slovenian writer Ivan Cankar:

The son of a village tailor, he studied electrical engineering in Vienna, and lived there for some time as a freelance writer.

Is it possible that in four years of Slovenian literature courses in high school nobody cared to mention that? I'm sure I would remember that one interesting fact from lectures that were otherwise filled with (to me at least) uninteresting interpretations of his works.

Slovenian and German Wikipedias seem to disagree though. They say that he studied architecture for a while before switching to literature.

Posted by Tomaž | Categories: Life

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