Jan Neruda, Prague, CZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 04.982 E 014° 24.133
33U E 457232 N 5548033
Quick Description: The statue of czech Jan Nepomuk Neruda (9 July 1834 – 22 August 1891) in parks of Petrin hill.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/24/2011 11:51:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMB9W8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 118

Long Description:
Jan Nepomuk Neruda was a Czech journalist, writer and poet, one of the most prominent representatives of Czech Realism.
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.

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.
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