Vilém Mrštík

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Vilém Mrštík
Vilém Mrštík (1897)
Vilém Mrštík (1897)
Born (1863-05-14)May 14, 1863
Jimramov, Moravia, Austrian Empire
Died March 2, 1912(1912-03-02) (aged 48)
Diváky, Moravia, Austrian Empire
Occupation Writer, dramatist
Language Czech
Nationality Austro-Hungarian
Literary movement Naturalism, Realism
Notable works Maryša
Santa Lucia
Relatives Alois Mrštík, Brother

Vilém Mrštík (born 14 May 1863 in Jimramov – died 2 March 1912 in Diváky) was a Czech writer known for his novel Santa Lucia (1893). With his brother, Alois (1861-1925) he also wrote the drama Maryša (1894). This play, set in rural Moravia, explored gender roles and tradition in a small village. In contrast to the more positive renderings of rural life by the writers of the National Revival, the brothers attempted a more impartial view of life in the countryside.


  • Paní Urbanová (Mrs Urbanová) 1889, Drama
  • Santa Lucia 1893, Novel
  • Obrázky (Pictures) 1894, Anthology
  • Maryša 1895, Drama, written with his brother, Alois Mrštík
  • Pohádka máje (A May Tale) 1897, Novel
  • Anežka (Agnes) 1912, Drama


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