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Cankar's School Under the Bridge

''School of my childhood, God be with you! It is with tenderness that I think of you still, cradle of life and knowledge.'' (Ivan Cankar, My life)

Ivan Cankar celebrated ‘The School Under the Bridge’ in the sketch story ‘My life’. ‘The school’ took place on the bank and the shallows of the Ljubljanica, under the bridge which leads from Vrhnika towards Verd and Borovnica. This site was a popular meeting place for children. They pulled different and interesting objects out of the river, played variety of games and shortened the time. Cankar writes: ‘’I have studied a great deal in my lifetime, but such rich and useful wisdom as the ‘school’ under the bridge confers to its pupils I never found elsewhere.’’


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