Antun Gustav Matoš

Jun 13, 1873 - Mar 17, 1914(40)

Fakin in classy society

- Fakin does not sit in the company between Shakespeare and Byron. –

"One of the more famous anecdotes about his schooling is the one about the time when he was about thirteen years old. Matoš always carried books in his pockets, so he came to school that way (with more literary works than school books).

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He was teasing someone during class, and suddenly the professor shouted: - Matoš! You fucking one! –

Matoš stood up, took out Shakespeare's play with his right hand from his right pocket, a volume of Byron with his left hand from his left pocket (or vice versa), raised both hands and said: - Fakin does not sit in the company between Shakespeare and Byron. –“

Source: Zalar, D. "Antun Gustav Matoš". Lektire.skole.hr. https://lektire.skole.hr/autor/antun-gustav-matos/

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