František Halas

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František Halas
Born (1901-10-03)3 October 1901
Brno, Austria-Hungary
Died 27 October 1949(1949-10-27) (aged 48)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Resting place Kunštát
Occupation Poet
Nationality Czech
Children František Xaver Halas
Jan Halas
Grave of František Halas in Kunštát

František Halas (3 October 1901 in Brno – 27 October 1949 in Prague) was one of the most significant Czech lyric poets of the 20th century, an essayist, and a translator.

Life[edit]

Born as the son of textile worker, Halas worked as bookseller. He was self-taught, without higher education. After 1921 he started publishing in the communist newspapers Rovnost and Sršatec, and in 1926 he became an editor at the Prague publishing house Orbis. During World War II he was active in the resistance movement, and after 1945 he was engaged at the Ministry of Information.

Work[edit]

poetry:

  • Sepie (1927)
  • Kohout plaší smrt (1930)
  • Tvář (1931)
  • Hořec (1933)
  • Dělnice (1934)
  • Staré ženy (1935)
  • Dokořán (1936)
  • Torzo naděje (1938)
  • Naše paní Božena Němcová (1940)
  • Ladění (1942)
  • Já se tam vrátím (1947)
  • V řadě (1948)

References[edit]

  • Bohuš Balajka: Přehledné dějiny literatury II. Prague: Fortuna, 2005. ISBN 80-7168-781-2

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