August Šenoa





August Šenoa


Born
in Zagreb, Croatia
November 14, 1838

Died
December 13, 1881

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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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Zlatarovo zlato

3.25 avg rating — 1,368 ratings — published 1871 — 9 editions
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Prijan Lovro

3.23 avg rating — 760 ratings — published 1873 — 3 editions
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Prosjak Luka

3.19 avg rating — 347 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Branka

3.28 avg rating — 330 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Seljačka buna

3.26 avg rating — 321 ratings — published 1877 — 8 editions
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Povjestice

3.17 avg rating — 291 ratings — published 1966 — 3 editions
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Čuvaj se senjske ruke

3.18 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 1875 — 2 editions
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Karanfil s pjesnikova groba...

3.62 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1997
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Prosjak Luka - Prijan Lovro

3.51 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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Karanfil s pjesnikova groba

3.84 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1879 — 3 editions
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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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