V. V. B.‘s Today’s Memory
Ivan Cankar’s 140th anniversary
Originally shared by V. V. B.
VSE NAJBOLJŠE, JANEZ
This is not my favourite image of Ivan Cankar, the Slovene writer (born on May 10, 1876), and, in truth, it’s not the best likeness of him; but I am sure it’s one that would amuse him no end. After precariously scraping out a living throughout his life – and dying at 42 years of age (though not of hunger) – he found himself on the banknote of the highest denomination during the time that Slovenia had its own currency, the tolar (1992-2007).
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