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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.[1] 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.[2]

Croatian God Mars
First edition cover page
AuthorMiroslav Krleža
Original titleHrvatski bog Mars
Genrecollection of short stories
Publication date
1922, 1933, 1947

It was first released in year 1922, then again in 1933, and in its final form in 1947.[2]


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.


  1. ^ Profile Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine,; accessed 23 October 2015.(in Croatian)
  2. ^ a b "Hrvatski bog Mars". Krležijana (in Croatian). Zagreb: Miroslav Krleža Lexicographical Institute. Retrieved 7 February 2014.