Josip Murn

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The common grave of Cankar , Murn and chain in the cemetery Žale

Josip Murn (pseudonym: Aleksandrov , born March 4, 1879 in Ljubljana ; † June 18, 1901 ibid) was a Slovenian poet.

Murn attended secondary school in Ljubljana and as a student was a member of the opposition student fraternity Zadrugo , which also included Ivan Cankar , Oton Župančič and Dragotin chain . On the mediation of Franja Tavčar , the wife of Ivan Tavčar , he received a scholarship from the Chamber of Commerce, which enabled him to study at the Vienna Commercial Academy from 1898–99 . On his return to Ljubljana he was already suffering from tuberculosis, which he succumbed to in June 1901 at the age of twenty-two.

Along with Ivan Cankar, Dragotinkette and Oton Župančič, Murn is one of the founders of modernism in Slovenian literature and is the most important Slovenian poet of the 20th century after France Prešeren and Edvard Kocbek . His friend Ivan Prijatelj published the first comprehensive collection of his poems under the title Pesmi in romance with an introductory essay.

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