Jan Neruda, Vysehrad Slavin Cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 03.865 E 014° 25.125
33U E 458399 N 5545955
Quick Description: Jan Neruda - Czech journalist, writer and poet
Location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 4/10/2011 3:51:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMB6A7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
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Long Description:
Jan Neruda was born in Prague, Bohemia, son of a small grocer who lived in the Malá Strana (Lesser Quarter) district of Prague. After studying philosophy and philology, he worked as a teacher until 1860, when he became a freelance journalist and writer.

Neruda was known for his satirical depiction of the petty bourgeois of Prague. His most popular prose work is "Povídky malostranské" (1877, Tales of the Little Side), a collection of short stories, which was translated into English in 1957 by the novelist and mystery writer Ellis Peters. Neruda's stories take the reader to the Lesser Quarter, to its streets and yards, shops, churches, houses, and restaurants.
Description:
In his work Neruda promoted the idea of rebirth of Czech patriotism. He participated in all the central cultural and political struggles of his generation, and gained a reputation as a sensitive critic. Neruda became, with Vítezslav Hálek, the most prominent representative of the new literary trends.




Date of birth: 7/10/1834

Date of death: 8/22/1891

Area of notoriety: Literature

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

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Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Not listed

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