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Jan Zahradníček (1905-60): The Tragedy of a Poet and Prisoner of the Communist Regime

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Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Acta Poloniae Historica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Czech Catholicism; twentieth century; imprisoned writers; religious faith
Description The article deals with an outstanding Czech poet Jan Zahradníček, who was arrested in 1951 and sentenced for 13 years of prison in a show trial. His tragic fate is depicted in several collections of poems written in prison. The collection were sawed and published and his poetic diary was found in Leopoldov prison 55 years after his death.
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