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05.03.2008 - Interpretation von dali48
Jaroslav Seifert (1901-1986) Poet and journalist who was the first Czech to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1984. Seifert was the last great representative of Czech avant-garde... - Seifert was born in Ziskov, a working-class suburb of Prague, into a poor family. His father was manager of a small general store. To help him, Seifert spent his afternoons delivering goods to customers throughout Prague... - In 1929 he was expelled from the Communist Party and the "Devetsil collective" (an avant-garde literary movement in the 1920s)... - In 1938 appeared Seifert's prophetic (Put Out the Lights), after the betrayal of Czechoslovakia at Munich. The title work, about the Nazi threat hanging over Prague, is one of his most famous poems... - He identified himself fully with the people's grief, and interpreted the commonly shared feelings of betrayal and hope for survival... - In 1966 he was named Poet of the Nation... - "What's all this talk about grey hair / and wisdom? / When the bush of life burns down / experience is worthless / Indeed it always has been"... (from The Plague Column)
In 1968 Seifert condemned the Soviet invasion of his country - which aimed to stop all liberal tendencies... - During the 1970s, his works circulated in underground editions. In 1977 he signed among 500 others the Charter on Human Rights... - In this memoir Seifert recreated the spirit of the Czech avant-garde between the 2 World Wars and during the Nazi occupation - Too old and ill to travel to Stockholm for the prize, the poet welcomed the news from his hospital bed... - Seifert died in Prague in 1986. As a People's Artist, Seifert was entitled to a state funeral - it became a national event... (Pegasus Author's Calendar)
Interpretation of dali48
Jaroslav Seifert (1901 – 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... - During the 1920s he was considered a leading representative of the Czechoslovakian artistic avant-garde. He was one of the founders of the journal Devětsil... - In March 1929, he and six other important communist writers left the Communist Party for signing a manifesto protesting against Bolshevik tendencies in the new leadership of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia... - He subsequently worked as a journalist in the social-democratic and trade union press during the 1930s and 1940s... - In 1949 Seifert left journalism and began to devote himself exclusively to literature... - His poetry was awarded important state prizes in 1936, 1955, and 1968, and in 1967 he was designated National Artist... - He was the official Chairman of the Czechoslovak Writer's Union for several years (1968–70)... - In 1977 he was one of the signatories of Charter 77 in opposition to the repressive regime of the time... - Seifert was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1984. Due to bad health, he was not present at the award ceremony - and so his daughter received the Nobel Prize in his name... - Even though it was a matter of great importance - there was only a brief remark of the award in the state-controlled media... - He died in 1986, aged 84, and was buried at the municipal cemetery in Kralupy nad Vltavou (where his maternal grandparents originated from)... - His burial was marked by a high presence of secret police - who tried to suppress any hint of dissent on the part of mourners... (Wikipedia)
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