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Farewell and a Handkerchief-Poems from the Road is a collection that reflects on the month-long travels of Czech poet Vít¿zslav Nezval through Vienna, Paris, southern France, and Italy. During this journey, on May 9, 1933, Nezval had a chance encounter with two of the surrealist movement's most influential poets-André Breton and Paul Éluard-while sitting at the Cardinal Café on the Grands Boulevards in Paris, a meeting that proved transformative. After returning home, Nezval helped found the Czech Surrealist Group, along with Karel Teige, Jind¿ich Stýrský, and Toyen. It became the only official group of its kind outside of France.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Farewell and a Handkerchief-Poems from the Road is a collection that reflects on the month-long travels of Czech poet Vít¿zslav Nezval through Vienna, Paris, southern France, and Italy. During this journey, on May 9, 1933, Nezval had a chance encounter with two of the surrealist movement's most influential poets-André Breton and Paul Éluard-while sitting at the Cardinal Café on the Grands Boulevards in Paris, a meeting that proved transformative. After returning home, Nezval helped found the Czech Surrealist Group, along with Karel Teige, Jind¿ich Stýrský, and Toyen. It became the only official group of its kind outside of France.
Autorenporträt
Czech poet and playwright Vít¿zslav Nezval was one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth-century avant-garde. He was a leading founder of the Czech movement Dev¿tsil (Nine Forces), a group that included individuals such as Russian linguist Roman Jakobson and Nobel laureate Jaroslav Seifert, which evolved into the Czech Surrealist Group. He was born in 1900 in Biskoupky, a small town in southern Moravia. He died in 1958.