Janko Lavrin

Born: 1887, Krupa (Austria-Hungary)
Died: 1986, London

Slovenian scholar. Attended schools in Semi?, Novo Mesto, Prague and Sušak. Lived and worked in Russia (1908–17), where he joined the Slavophile movement and befriended Mikhail Le-Dantiu and Velimir Khlebnikov (1912). Worked as a war correspondent during the Balkan Wars (1912–13). Lived in Great Britain (1917–86). Taught Slavic studies at Nottingham University (1920–52) and wrote many books on Russian literature, including A Panorama of Russian Literature (1973). Won the Prešeren Award (1971).

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