Karolina Světlá

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Karolina Světlá
Jan Vilímek - Karolina Světlá.jpg
Portrait of Karolina Světlá by Jan Vilímek
Born Johana Rottová
(1830-02-24)24 February 1830
Prague, Austrian Empire
Died 7 September 1899(1899-09-07) (aged 69)
Prague, Austria-Hungary
Resting place Olšany Cemetery
Occupation Writer
Nationality Czech
Genres Literary realism
Literary movement May school
Notable work(s) Vesnický román
Kříž u potoka
Spouse(s) Petr Mužák
Partner(s) Jan Neruda
Relative(s) Sofie Podlipská (sister)


Karolina Světlá (born Johana Rottová) (24 February 1830 in Prague – 7 September 1899 in Prague) was a Czech female author of the 19th century. She was a representative to the literary May School. She married Professor Petr Mužák (1821–1892) in 1852, who had taught her music. She also had an affair with Jan Neruda. She introduced Eliška Krásnohorská to literature and feminism. Her first novel Vesnický román (A Village Novel) was published in 1867.[1][2]


  1. ^ Celia Hawkesworth (ed.), A History of Central European Women's Writing (Studies in Russian & Eastern European History), Palgrave Macmillan (2001), ISBN 0-333-77809-X
  2. ^ Francisca de Haan, Krasimira Daskalova, Anna Loutfi (2006). A Biographical Dictionary of Women's Movements And Feminisms. Central EuropeanUniversity Press. ISBN 963-7326-39-1. 

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