Workbook Exercises in English


Martin Kukučín, pseudonym of Matej Bencúr (1860−1928), was an important representative of Slovak literary realism. He worked as a physician in Prague, Croatia, and later in South America. Presented here is a workbook of exercises in English from the time of his studies at the gymnasium in the Hungarian town of Sopron. The workbook is now preserved in Kukučín’s literary estate, held at the Slovak National Library. Biographers and critics have inferred from the fact that Kukučín began learning English already during his time at the gymnasium, prior to beginning his university studies, that already at that time he was planning to settle outside the country after finishing medical school.

Last updated: January 16, 2015