Biography of Frána Srámek (1877-1952)

Poet, Narrator and Czech dramatist, born in Sobótka in 1877 and died in Prague in 1952. Author of a subtle and suggestive literary production that, as a result of their own spiritual isolation, delves dazzling simply on the interiority of human and reflects their natural propensity to meditation and melancholy. He/She is considered one of the most unique voices of Czech literature of the 20th century.

Inclined since his early teens toward literary creation, soon he/she settled in Prague and began to frequent the main forums and cultural gossip from it - at that time-capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, where at the beginning of the second decade of the new century filed contact with some of the young writers called shortly after become the most remarkable figures of the Czech literary avant-gardesuch as Fránz Kafka, Stanislav Kostka Neumann, Jaroslav has? ek, Frantisec Langer, Artur Longe and, among others, Michal Kachá. However, prior to World War I literary production is barely remembered today, since the violent events lived in Europe during the international conflagration marked him deeply and printed a resounding change of direction in his life as in his work, so far as that can be said that it was the military conflict which really became writer Frána Srámek.

Indeed, from the war, his life was reduced to voluntary isolation in which, in line with its own and melancholic interior recollection, were emerging clearly tax reflective narrations of the impressionistic evocation - as the body (1919)-, or collections of verses marked by one deep nostalgic longing for other times happier - as published under the titles of cataract (1923)Still resonates (1933) and wounded rose (1945), which constitute the cream of his poetic production. Impregnated with a deep lyricism that makes clear the acute sensitivity of the poet of Sobotka and its ability to analyze issues more varied through the prism of their own emotions, these poems of Frána Srámek enjoyed in his time as the esteem of critics and readers of his nation, which placed it among the great poets of contemporary Czech literature.

Identical rating, if not higher still, deserved his forays into the dramatic write, released with great ovations on the stage of Prague during the Decade of the 1920s. Between these theatrical pieces of Srámek Frána, is worth remembering the titled moon over the River (1922) and June (1926). In addition, among the whole of his literary production is worth mentioning another interesting extensive narration, entitled the trap (1932).