The other day I wanted to borrow a book by one of our poets that my granddad used to read a lot but came across a book by Janko Kersnik, a writer who was rich and lived in a castle. He was supposedly a beautiful man and people liked him because of his cheerfulness. Oh, yes, we needed such cheerful writers in those days, and we would need them now even more! I think that Slovenian nation needs comedies not dramas especially because we have one of the highest suicidal rate in the world!
So, I read a few of his novels and enjoyed the old language. Many words are not used anymore and some changed in a century. His stories are just what I need these days - plain and short love ones telling about life in 19th century.
And I believe that my grandgranddad knew Janko Kersnik in person. I will tell you why I think so in one of my future posts.