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Vladimir Bartol

Vladimir Bartol

Vladimir Bartol (1903-1967), writer, playwright, essayist, and critic, was born in Trieste. During the 1920’s, he studied at the Universities of Paris and Ljubljana, concentrating on philosophy, world religions, psychology (he was among the first to introduce Freud’s teachings in the former Yugoslavia) and biology. During the World War II, he participated in the resistance movement against the Nazi occupation of former Yugoslavia. Alamut, the second of his two novels, represents the culminating point of his ideas and experiences of totalitarianism during the years before and after World War II.

Vladimir Bartol did not live to experience the tremendous success of his novel Alamut, even though he had suspected and predicted it. Over the years, Alamut has been published as many as 34 times. The success dreamt of by the author is thus becoming a reality.