Ivan Goran Kovacic

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Kovačić, Ivan Goran


Born Mar. 21, 1913, in the village of Lukovdol, Gorski Kotar; died July 1943, in the village of Vrbnica, Bosnia. Croatian writer.

Kovačic became a partisan in December 1942. He began publishing his writings in 1929. He was a poet, prose writer, critic, and translator. His principal work is the narrative poem The Pit (published in 1945), which re-creates the heroic struggle against fascism. It has been translated into many European languages.


Djela, vols. 1–7. Zagreb, 1946–49.
In Russian translation:
In Poety lugoslavii XIX-XX vv. Moscow, 1963.
Na marshe. Moscow, 1969.


Jurkovic, M. “Poet-partizan. ”Inostrannaia literatura, 1961, no. 6.
Buric, V. I. G. Kovačic. Belgrade, 1966.
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