Justice and Redemption: Anthropological Realities and Literary Visions by Ivan Cankar
By: Irena Avsenik Nabergoj (author)Hardback
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The book shows Ivan Cankar (1876-1918) as the first Slovenian writer to examine the human conscience, justice, guilt and punishment in a way comparable to Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and influenced also by the Bible. Given Cankar's own bitter childhood experience of poverty and his awareness of the ceaseless injustice which rules the world, he has compassion for the wrongdoings carried out by people from lower social realms, especially children, and is all the more critical towards higher classes who cause their suffering. In his last book, Dream Visions, he reveals his experience of the First World War. He encompasses feelings of fear and anguish before death and surpasses them with the faith in redemption of all suffering people.
Contents: Critique of injustice committed by the people of higher social circles who cause suffering of the poor - Condemnation of harsh punishments of poor children - Compassion, love and forgiveness that provide the possibility of overcoming the world of injustice and revenge - Literary visions of redemption for all suffering people - Ivan Cankar (1876-1918) - Dream Visions - The Power of Love and Guilt.
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