Ksaver Šandor Gjalski
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Ksaver Šandor Gjalski (26 October 1854 – 6 February 1935) was a Croatian writer and civil servant.
He was born Ljubomil Babić at Gredice, near Klanjec in Hrvatsko Zagorje into a minor aristocratic family. He finished high school in Varaždin and earned law degrees in Zagreb and Vienna in 1874.
Gjalski wrote novels, but his best known work is Pod starim krovovima (Under Old Roofs), a collection of short stories in which he described the economic decline of the Croatian aristocracy. His writings were heavily inspired by Turgenev and Šenoa, as well as realism and romanticism in general.
Gjalski's major works are: U novom dvoru (1885), Pod starimi krovovi (1886), U noći (1887), Janko Borislavić (1887), Đurđica Agićeva (1889), Na rođenoj grudi (1890), Osvit (1892), Radmilović (1894), Za materinsku rieč (1902), Dolazak Hrvata (1924), Pronevjereni ideali (1925), etc.
- "Gjalski, Ksaver Šandor" (in Croatian). Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
- Milorad Živančević (1971). Živan Milisavac (ed.). Jugoslovenski književni leksikon [Yugoslav Literary Lexicon] (in Serbo-Croatian). Novi Sad (SAP Vojvodina, SR Serbia): Matica srpska. p. 113-114.
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