Jindřich Šimon Baar
Jindřich Šimon Baar Czech pronunciation (help·info) (February 7, 1869, Klenčí pod Čerchovem – October 24, 1925, Klenčí pod Čerchovem) was a Czech Catholic priest and writer, realist, author of the so-called country prose. He joined the Czech Catholic modern style, but later severed the ties with that movement. As writer, he emphasized traditional moral values of the countryside.
Born into a peasant family, he did religious studies and was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1892. As a priest, he strived, unsuccessfully, for reforms in the church.
Among his novels are:
- Cestou křížovou (1900) – the first fruit, autobiographic description of the uneasy life as a reform priest
- Pro kravičku (1905)
- Farská panička (1906)
- Farské historky (1908)
- Jan Cimbura (1908) – highly idealized depiction of peasant life
- historical trilogy: Paní komisarka (1923), Osmačtyřicátníci (1924) and Lůsy (1925)
He also published several short stories and collections of fairy tales.
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