Jaroslav Vrchlický

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Jaroslav Vrchlický
Jan Vilímek - Jaroslav Vrchlický.jpg
Portrait of Jaroslav Vrchlický by Jan Vilímek
Born Emil Bohuslav Frída
(1853-02-17)17 February 1853
Louny, Austria
Died 9 September 1912(1912-09-09) (aged 59)
Domažlice, Czechoslovakia
Resting place Slavín
Occupation Writer
Nationality Czech
Spouse Ludmila Podlipská
Children Eva Vrchlická
Relatives Bedřich Frida (brother)

Jaroslav Vrchlický (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjaroslaf ˈvr̩xlɪtskiː]; 17 February 1853 in Louny, Bohemia – 9 September 1912 in Domažlice) was one of the greatest Czech lyrical poets. He was born Emil Bohuslav Frída, Vrchlický being a pseudonym.

He also wrote epic poetry, plays, prose and literary essays and translated widely from various languages, introducing e.g. Dante, Goethe, Shelley, Baudelaire, Poe, and Whitman to Czech literature. He was one of the main voices in Lumír magazine from 1851.

Vrchlický's life was the subject of a 1997 novel, Za trochu lásky....

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