51 / 2020
Janja Žitnik Serafin

The Relevance of Louis Adamic for the 21st Century

The article first outlines the literature on Louis Adamic (1898–1951), the most successful writer of the Slovenian diaspora. The author then highlights Adamic’s prescience in a number of works dedicated to his original homeland. This is followed by a discussion of Adamic’s views on the mid-20th century global situation and the prospects for its development, which include some of the most pressing social issues in the world today. The author employs the overview method by supplementing her current research results with other scholars’ findings.
KEY WORDS: Louis Adamic, American literature, Slovenian emigrant’s literature, history of the 20th century