Treasury of Czech Love Poems, Quotations & Proverbs. Among the 40 poets represented are Bohumil Hrabal, Milan Kundera, Jan Neruda and Nobel Prize winner Jaroslav Seifert.

Treasury of Czech Love Poems, Quotations Proverbs. Among the 40 poets represented are Bohumil Hrabal, Milan Kundera, Jan Neruda and Nobel Prize winner Jaroslav Seifert.

Antonín Sova  was a Czech poet and the director of Prague Municipal Library. In 1897 Sova was among the writers who established the first Czech official literary association, called Máj.[1] His first published poetry collections were Realistické sloky, Květy intimních nálad, Z mého kraje, Soucit a vzdor, Zlomená duše

Antonín Sova was a Czech poet and the director of Prague Municipal Library. In 1897 Sova was among the writers who established the first Czech official literary association, called Máj.[1] His first published poetry collections were Realistické sloky, Květy intimních nálad, Z mého kraje, Soucit a vzdor, Zlomená duše

Josef Škvorecký (Czechoslovakia/Canada): “Artists hold out the mirror to the bruises on the face of the world.” Neustadt Laureate 1980.

Josef Škvorecký (Czechoslovakia/Canada): “Artists hold out the mirror to the bruises on the face of the world.

Jaroslav Seifert (Czech: [ˈjaroslaf ˈsajfr̩t] ( listen); 23 September 1901 – 10 January 1986) was a Nobel Prize winning Czech writer, poet and journalist.  Born in Žižkov, a suburb of Prague in what was then part of Austria-Hungary, his first collection of poems was published in 1921. He was a member of the Communist Party, the editor of a number of communist newspapers and magazines – Rovnost, Srsatec, and Reflektor – and the employee of a communist publishing house.

Jaroslav Seifert (Czech: [ˈjaroslaf ˈsajfr̩t] ( listen); 23 September 1901 – 10 January 1986) was a Nobel Prize winning Czech writer, poet and journalist. Born in Žižkov, a suburb of Prague in what was then part of Austria-Hungary, his first collection of poems was published in 1921. He was a member of the Communist Party, the editor of a number of communist newspapers and magazines – Rovnost, Srsatec, and Reflektor – and the employee of a communist publishing house.

Ivan Klima

Ivan Klima

Fiction writer and literary scholar Daniela Hodrová was born in Prague on 5 July 1946. After graduating from secondary school, she worked briefly as an assistant director and script consultant at the Jiří Wolker Theatre, then read Russian and Czech at Prague

Fiction writer and literary scholar Daniela Hodrová was born in Prague on 5 July After graduating from secondary school, she worked briefly as an assistant director and script consultant at the Jiří Wolker Theatre, then read Russian and Czech at Prague

The Engineer of Human Souls (Czech Literature Series) by Josef Skvorecky

The Engineer of Human Souls (Czech Literature Series) by Josef Skvorecky

The Book of Splendor by Frances Sherwood - In this one now. Bought it before we went to Prague this summer where it is set, but just getting to it! So far enjoying it. The Maharal just made the Golem!

The Book of Splendor by Frances Sherwood - In this one now. Bought it before we went to Prague this summer where it is set, but just getting to it! So far enjoying it. The Maharal just made the Golem!

“Without memory we cease to be human beings.” —Ivan Klima in Lahti, Finland, 1990.

“Without memory we cease to be human beings.” —Ivan Klima in Lahti, Finland,

Ivan Klima  ~ My Crazy Century

The 500 pages covering internment in the Nazi concentration camp Terezín and persecution under the Communist regime of Czech writer Ivan Klíma’s My Crazy Century could be intimidating, but it isn’t.

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