Prague with Fingers of Rain PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Prague with Fingers of Rain free pdf Czech writer Vitezslav Nezval (1900-58) was one of the leading Surrealist poets of the 20th century. "Prague with Fingers of Rain" is his classic 1936 collection in which Prague's many-sided life - its glamorous history, various weathers, different kinds of people - becomes symbolic of what is contradictory and paradoxical in life itself. Mixing real and surreal, Nezval evokes life's contradictoriness in a series of psalm-like poems of puzzled love and generous humanity. Nezval was perhaps the most prolific writer in Prague during the 1920s and 30s. An original member of the avant-garde group of artists Devetsil ("Butterbur", literally: "Nine Forces"), he was a founding figure of the Poetist movement. His numerous books included poetry collections, experimental plays and novels, memoirs, essays and translations. His best work is from the interwar period. Along with Karel Teige, Jindrich Aetyrsku, and Toyen, Nezval frequently travelled to Paris, engaging with the French surrealists. Forging a friendship with Andre Breton and Paul Aeluard, he was instrumental in founding The Surrealist Group of Czechoslovakia in 1934 (the first such group outside of France), serving as editor of the group's journal Surrealismus. His mastery of language and prosody was unparalleled - contemporaries referred to it as wizardry. Alongside with surrealist poetry, he wrote poems that sounded like genuine folksongs and for some time he teased the Czech literary public by the anonymous publication of three books attributed to a fictitious Robert David - one of 52 Villonesque ballades, another of 100 sonnets, all in strict classical form. His identity was guessed by the critics only because 'no one else would be able to do that'. This selection from his seminal collection has a specially commissioned foreword by Ivan Klima.

About Vitezslav Nezval

Czech writer Vitezslav Nezval (1900-58) was one of the leading Surrealist poets of the 20th century. He was perhaps the most prolific writer in Prague during the 1920s and 30s. An original member of the avant-garde group of artists Devetsil (Butterbur, literally: Nine Forces), he was a founding figure of the Poetist movement. His numerous books included poetry collections, experimental plays and novels, memoirs, essays and translations. His best work is from the interwar period. Along with Karel Teige, Jindrich Aetyrsku, and Toyen, Nezval frequently travelled to Paris, engaging with the French surrealists. Forging a friendship with Andre Breton and Paul Aeluard, he was instrumental in founding The Surrealist Group of Czechoslovakia in 1934 (the first such group outside of France), serving as editor of the group's journal Surrealismus. Vitezslav Nezval was published in the Penguin Modern European Poets series in Three Czech Poets (1971), a volume shared with Antonin Bartusek and Josef Hanzlik, translated by Ewald Osers and George Theiner. More recent translations of his work include Antilyrik and Other Poems, tr. Jerome Rothenberg

Details Book

Author : Vitezslav Nezval
Publisher : Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Data Published : 10 March 2009
ISBN : 1852248165
EAN : 9781852248161
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 62 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Prague with Fingers of Rain



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Surrealism and the Art of Crime free pdfSurrealism and the Art of Crime

    Corpses mark surrealism's path through the twentieth century. providing material evidence of the violence in modern life. Though the shifting group of poets. artists. and critics who made up the surrealist movement were witness to total war..


  • The Thing About Prague... free pdfThe Thing About Prague...

    "When Rachael Weiss left a good job. Thelma the cat and a normal life in Sydney for the romantic dream of being a writer in Prague she intended to stay forever. She lasted just three years. exasperated by the eccentricities of her ancestral city and its mind-boggling bureaucracy and customs..


  • The Oldest Word for Dawn free pdfThe Oldest Word for Dawn

    From one of our most universally admired poets: a generous selection from his five acclaimed books of poetry. and an outstanding group of new poems. From the outset..


  • Frantia'ek Drtikol free pdfFrantia'ek Drtikol

    Czech photographer Frantisek Drtikol (1883-1961) reinvented the genre of nude photography for the early twentieth century. Drtikol opened his Prague studio in 1907. and his nudes from this early period convey the dreamy eroticism of Art Nouveau and the foreboding accents of Prague Symbolism that he was to return to throughout his somewhat brief career (Drtikol abandoned photography for painting in 1935..


  • Beginner's Czech free pdfBeginner's Czech

    The Czech Republic with its capital of Prague has become a major tourist destination. Those looking for an introduction to the language. its culture and history. are ideally catered for in this beginner's course book..


  • Prague with Fingers of Rain free pdfPrague with Fingers of Rain

    Read A Book Online For Free. Czech writer Vitezslav Nezval (1900-58) was one of the leading Surrealist poets of the 20th century. "Prague with Fingers of Rain" is his classic 1936 collection in which