Bust of Jiří Wolker at home of his birthplace in Prostějov
|Born||Jiří Karel Wolker
29 March 1900
|Died||3 January 1924
|Notable works||Host do domu
Jiří Wolker (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjɪr̝iː ˈvolkr̩]) (29 March 1900 – 3 January 1924) was a Czech poet, journalist and playwright. He was one of the founding members of KSČ - Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in 1921.
He was born in Prostějov, into a cultural family. He studied at the Prostějov gymnasium, and after he graduated, he moved to Prague. He studied law there, but simultaneously attended lectures of Zdeněk Nejedlý and F. X. Šalda at the Faculty of Arts. He was in close connection with the association of Czech avant-garde artists Devětsil. Wolker suffered of lung disease and died at the age of 24.
- Host do domu (1921) - poetry
- Proletářské umění (1922)
- Těžká hodina (1922) - poetry, the book jacket of the first edition was created by the Czech painter Josef Čapek.
- Tři hry (1923) - plays, rather marginal meaning
- Do boje, lásko, leť
- Bohuš Balajka: Přehledné dějiny literatury II. Prague: Fortuna, 2005. ISBN 80-7168-781-2
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