Vitezslav Halek - Prague, CZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Forsyte
N 50° 04.667 E 014° 25.226
33U E 458531 N 5547439
Quick Description: the bust of famous Czech poet, built in 1882
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/8/2011 9:51:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMCRQF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Vítezslav Hálek was a Czech poet, writer, journalist, dramatist and theatre critic.

He is considered one of the most important representatives of the May school, besides Jan Neruda and Karolína Svetlá.

Life
After studies at gymnasium in Prague Hálek refused to study at seminary. He unfinished philosophical studies and decided to become writer. Since 1861 he worked as editor in Národní listy, later he helped to publish newspapers and journals (Lumír, Zlatá Praha, Kvety etc.). He worked as journalist until his death in Prague (1874). He died suddenly, of pneumonia.

Style
In his time, he was very popular, partly because his optimistic and relaxed style of writing. This is very contrasting in comparison with Neruda, whose work wasn't appreciated during his life and whose style was much more serious and critical.

Important works
Vecerní písne (Evening Songs), 1859 V prírode (In the Nature), 1872

source: wikipedia

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