Jaroslav Seifert

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Birthday
23, 1901
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Jan 10, 1986 (84)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
23, 1901
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Jan 10, 1986 (84)

About

A Czech author, poet, and journalist, he was the 1984 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Over the course of his career, he published more than thirty works of poetry.

Before Fame

He published his first poetry collection, an avant-garde work called Mesto v slzach, in 1921, when he was twenty years old.

Trivia

He belonged to the Communist Party and edited several Communist newspapers.

Family Life

His daughter was present at the 1984 Nobel Prize ceremony to receive the award for her ill father.

Associated With

His early years overlapped with the later life of fellow Czech author Franz Kafka.