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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933254166
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Series: Eastern European Poets Series
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Ivan Blatny (December 21, 1919, Brno, Czechoslovakia - August 5, 1990, Colchester, United Kingdom) was a Czech poet, member of Skupina 42 (Group 42). Blatny, the son of the writer Lev Blatny, was a member of the Skupina 42 (Group 42 - association of Czech modern artists. In March 1948, after the Communist seizure of power in his native country, Blatny left his country - just one of many figures in Czech Literature who chose to emigrate rather than go underground. However, he found life in exile difficult, as did many other ‚migr‚ Czech writers such as Ivan Divis. During his subsequent life in the United Kingdom, he spent time in various mental hospitals. From 1984 until shortly before his death, he lived in a retirement home in Clacton-on-Sea. A plaque commemorating his stay can be seen on the wall of the Edensor Care Home in Orwell Road. His ashes were taken to the central cemetery in Brno.

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