Vladimir Bartol -The Asian Age

Vladimir Bartol was a writer from the community of Slovene minority in Italy. He is notable for writing his 1938 novel Alamut, the most popular work of Slovene literature around the world, translated into numerous languages. 

Vladimir Bartol began his elementary and secondary schooling in Trieste and concluded it in Ljubljana, where he enrolled at the University of Ljubljana to study biology and philosophy. In Ljubljana, he met the young Slovene philosopher Klement Jug who introduced him to the works of Friedrich Nietzsche. 

During World War II he joined Slovene partisans and actively participated in the resistance movement.Later he was elected to the Slovenian Academy of Sciences And Arts as an associate member, moved to Ljubljana and continued to work for the Academy until his death on 12 September 1967.