Born Sept. 15, 1908, in Velika Polana. Slovene writer. Son of a landless peasant.
Kranjec participated in the revolutionary movement, and became a Communist in 1938. His novella The Farm Laborers (1932) and his novels The Suburb (1933), The Axis of Life (1935), The Woods Are Awake (1936), A Place Under the Sun (1937), and A Story About Good People (1940) are distinguished by pro-found social and psychological analysis and a strong protest against the capitalist system. The collection of short stories Still Life and Landscapes (1945) and the tetralogy Over the Bright Horizons (1960–63) depict the brutalities of the fascists and the heroism of the partisans. His trilogy A Story of Power (1950–56) reflects the social processes in a 20th-century Slovene village. Kranjec devoted the novella The Larch Over the Valley (1957) and the collection of short stories The Moon Lives in Bladovice (1958) to life in postwar Yugoslavia.
WORKSIn Russian translation:
Ia ikh liubil Moscow, 1965.
REFERENCESZdravec, F. MiSko Kranjec (1908–1935). Murska Sobota, 1963.
M. I. RYZHOVA