August Šenoa





August Šenoa

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born
in Zagreb, Croatia
November 14, 1838

died
December 13, 1881

gender
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August Šenoa was a Croatian novelist, critic, editor, poet, and dramatist.

He was a transitional figure, who helped bring Croatian literature from Romanticism to Realism and introduced the historical novel to Croatia. He wrote more than ten novels, among which the most notable are:

Zlatarovo zlato (Goldsmith's gold; 1871)
Čuvaj se senjske ruke (Pirates of Senj; 1876)
Seljačka buna (Peasants' revolt; 1877)
Diogenes (1878)
Šenoa was also the author of the popular patriotic song "Živila Hrvatska".

He was born in Zagreb, then part of the Habsburg Empire, into a family of Czech-German origin. His surname was originally spelled Schönoa. He studied law in Prague. He also lived in Vienna for a while, but returned to Zagreb in 1866. From 1874 to 1881, Šeno
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Average rating: 3.22 · 2,708 ratings · 41 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
Zlatarovo zlato
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 959 ratings — published 1983 — 4 editions
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Prijan Lovro
3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 532 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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Branka
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 260 ratings — published 2003
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Prosjak Luka
3.16 of 5 stars 3.16 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 2005
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Seljačka buna
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 233 ratings — published 1600 — 4 editions
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Povjestice
3.07 of 5 stars 3.07 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 2003
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Čuvaj se senjske ruke
3.15 of 5 stars 3.15 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 1983
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Karanfil s pjesnikova groba...
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1997
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Prosjak Luka - Prijan Lovro
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2008
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Karanfil s pjesnikova groba
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1879
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“Ljudi su gori nego živine. Pas koga hraniš, čuva te, čovjek koga pomažeš ubija te.”
August Šenoa

“Svijet obično ne sudi mladića po duševnih vrlinah, već po školskih svjedodžbah ili kašnje po većem ili manjem zvanju. Često klanjaju se ljudi plitkoj glavi jer je uvrštena u red javnog zvanja, često rugaju se umniku jer je "ništa", jer ne spada u koju od društvenih kasta. Osobito u malih okolnostih vidi se ovo pusto idolopoklonstvo. A takovo očito vrijeđanje umnih vrlina boli i čovjeka duhovita, ma se i ne povađao za ludilom svojega vijeka.”
August Šenoa

“Gorčina života istjera me iz svijeta, gorčina života napunja mi dušu, al' ta gorčina pribavi meni, pustinjaku, i mira. Zemlja nam je veliko pozorište gdje ljudi žalosne i smiješne uloge predstavljaju, ja se omotah svojom savjesti kao kabanicom pa gledam vaše komedije i tragedije...”
August Šenoa, Diogenes

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