František Halas

František Halas
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Born(1901-10-03)3 October 1901
Brno, Austria-Hungary
Died27 October 1949(1949-10-27) (aged 48)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Resting placeKunštát
ChildrenFrantišek Xaver Halas
Jan Halas
Grave of František Halas in Kunštát

František Halas (3 October 1901 in Brno – 27 October 1949 in Prague) was one of the most significant Czech lyric poets of the 20th century, an essayist, and a translator.


Born as the son of textile worker, Halas worked as bookseller. He was self-taught, without higher education. After 1921 he started publishing in the communist newspapers Rovnost and Sršatec, and in 1926 he became an or at the Prague publishing house Orbis. During World War II he was active in the resistance movement, and after 1945 he was engaged at the Ministry of Information.




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