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"If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver. If a writer is silent, he is lying." -- Jaroslav Seifert
Jaroslav Seifert (; 23 September 1901 — 10 January 1986) was a Nobel Prize winning Czech writer, poet and journalist.

Born in ?i?kov, a suburb of Prague in what was then part of Austria-Hungary, his first collection of poems was published in 1921. He was a member of the Communist Party, the editor of a number of communist newspapers and magazines - Rovnost, Srsatec, and Reflektor - and the employee of a communist publishing house.

During the 1920s he was considered a leading representative of the Czechoslovakian artistic avant-garde. He was one of the founders of the journal Dev?tsil. In March 1929, he and six other important communist writers left the Communist Party for signing a manifesto protesting against Bolshevik tendencies in the new leadership of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. He subsequently worked as a journalist in the social-democratic and trade union press during the 1930s and 1940s.

In 1949 Seifert left journalism and began to devote himself exclusively to literature. His poetry was awarded important state prizes in 1936, 1955, and 1968, and in 1967 he was designated National Artist. He was the official Chairman of the Czechoslovak Writer's Union for several years (1968—70). In 1977 he was one of the signatories of Charter 77 in opposition to the repressive regime of the time.

Seifert was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1984. Due to bad health, he was not present at the award ceremony, and so his daughter received the Nobel Prize in his name. Even though it was a matter of great importance, there was only a brief remark of the award in the state-controlled media. He died in 1986 and was buried at the municipal cemetery in Kralupy nad Vltavou (where his maternal grandparents originated from). His burial was marked by a high presence of secret police, who tried to suppress any hint of dissent on the part of mourners.

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Total Books: 43
2001 - Over the Waves of Tsf [Green Integer] (Paperback)
Der Bcker Jan Marhoul
2000 - Der Bcker Jan Marhoul (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783421052377
ISBN-10: 3421052379

The Poetry of Jaroslav Seifert
1998 - The Poetry of Jaroslav Seifert (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780945774396
ISBN-10: 0945774397
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Early Poetry of Jaroslav Seifert
1997 - Early Poetry of Jaroslav Seifert (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780810113831
ISBN-10: 081011383X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference

Praga en el sueo
1996 - Praga En El Sueo (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788474262810
ISBN-10: 847426281X

Tutte le bellezze del mondo
1991 - Tutte Le Bellezze Del Mondo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788876922619
ISBN-10: 887692261X

Men  Women Together  Alone
1988 - Men Women Together Alone (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780930370299
ISBN-10: 0930370295

Editor's Choice II Fiction Poetry  Art from the US Small Press 1978-1983
1987 - Editor's Choice II Fiction Poetry Art From the Us Small Press 1978-1983 [Contemporary Anthology Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780930370237
ISBN-10: 0930370236
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Editor's Choice II Fiction Poetry  Art from the US Small Press 1978 to 1983
1987 - Editor's Choice II Fiction Poetry Art From the Us Small Press 1978 to 1983 [Contemporary Anthology Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780930370244
ISBN-10: 0930370244

Breve antologa
1984 - Breve Antologa (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788475171326
ISBN-10: 847517132X

The Casting of Bells
1983 - The Casting of Bells [Outstanding Authors Series #2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780930370268
ISBN-10: 0930370260

Ruce Venusiny [Czech Edition] (Other)
A Wreath of Sonnets/Venec Sonetu An Authorized Poetic Rendition
Umbrella from Picadilly
Umbrella From Picadilly (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780904388435
ISBN-10: 0904388433
Genre: Literature & Fiction

An Umbrella from Piccadilly
An Umbrella From Piccadilly (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780904388756
ISBN-10: 0904388751

The plague column
The Plague Column (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780906490006
ISBN-10: 0906490006

Mozart in Prague Thirteen Rondels
Mozart in Prague Thirteen Rondels [Multilingual Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780930370275
ISBN-10: 0930370279
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Eight Days An Elegy for Thomas Garrigue Masaryk/Osm Dni
Eight Days an Elegy for Thomas Garrigue Masaryk/osm Dni (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780930370282
ISBN-10: 0930370287
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Dressed in Light [Dolphin-Moon Press/Singing Man Press Poetry Series] (Paperback)
Morovy sloup  The plague monument
Morovy Sloup the Plague Monument (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780936570006
ISBN-10: 0936570008

Sonnets de Prague
Sonnets De Prague [Autour du monde - French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782221046548
ISBN-10: 2221046544

Byti basnikem / Jaroslav Seifert  do francouzstiny prelozila Jana Boxberger  Etre poete
Byti Basnikem / Jaroslav Seifert Do Francouzstiny Prelozila Jana Boxberger Etre Poete [Czech Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782841091478
ISBN-10: 2841091473

Knizka polibku
Knizka Polibku [Czech Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783857700866
ISBN-10: 3857700866

Im Spiegel hat er das Dunkel
Im Spiegel Hat Er Das Dunkel [Das neueste Gedicht] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783921640562
ISBN-10: 3921640563

Co Vsechno Zaval Snih [Czech Edition] (Other)
Vsecky Krasy Sveta [Edice Vzpominky a korespondence - Czech Edition] (Other)
Treba Vam Nesu Ruze [Klub pratel poezie - Czech Edition] (Other)
Cas Plny Pisni [Klub ctenaru - Czech Edition] (Other)
A Sbohem [Skvosty poezie - Czech Edition] (Other)
Dilo Jaroslava Seiferta [Czech Edition] (Other)