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Croatian God Mars

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Original title  Hrvatski bog Mars
Publication date  1922, 1933, 1947
Author  Miroslav Krleža
Language  Croatian
Originally published  1922
Country  Yugoslavia
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Genre  collection of short stories
Works by Miroslav Krleža  The Return of Philip Latinowicz, Ballads of Petrica Kerempuh, The Banquet in Blitva, On the edge of reason

Croatian God Mars (Croatian: Hrvatski bog Mars), is a collection of short stories, mostly anti-war and social topics by Miroslav Krleža, considered by many as the greatest Croatian writer of the 20th century. A short story collection that depicted the exploitation of peasants and the miserable condition of the Croatian soldier. Hrvatski bog Mars proved to be his most notable short story collection.

It was first released in year 1922, then again in 1933, and in its final form in 1947.


  • Bitka kod Bistrice Lesne (Battle of Bistrica Lesina)
  • Királyi Magyar Honvéd novella
  • Tri domobrana (Three Homedefenders)
  • Baraka pet Be (Barrack Five B)
  • Domobran Jambrek (Homedefender Jambrek)
  • Smrt Franje Kadavera (Death of Franjo Kadaver)
  • Hrvatska rapsodija (Croatian Rhapsody)
  • English translations of the first, fourth, and fifth story are available in Harbors Rich in Ships: Selected Revolutionary Writings. Translated by Željko Cipriš. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2017.


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