Vitomil Zupan


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Vitomil Zupan (18 January 1914 – 14 May 1987), who also wrote under the pseudonym Langus, was a Slovenian writer, poet, playwright, essayist and screenwriter. He is considered one of the most important authors in the Slovene language of the second half of the 20th century(...)
In the 1940s and 1950s, Zupan's highly individualistic style and his bohemian and freethinking attitude was not received very well by the critics close to the Communist regime. His work was strongly criticised by Josip Vidmar, one of the most influential critics of the time, while Boris Ziherl, the official cultural ideologue of the Communist Party of Slovenia, accused Zupan's writings of being an example of decadence, cynicism, glorification of evil, amorality, and nihilism(...)


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