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Author Reynek, Bohuslav, 1892-1971, author, artist

Title The Well at Morning : Selected Poems and Graphic Artworks, 1925-1971 / Bohuslav Reynek ; translated from the Czech by Justin Quinn ; with essays by Martin C. Putna, Justin Quinn, and Jiř̌í Šerých
Edition First English edition
Published Praha : Karolinum Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (179 pages)
Series Modern Czech classics
Modern Czech classics.
Contents Selected poems : A fool -- Signs of autumn -- Hoar-frost -- Springtide -- Ballad -- The morning... -- Pilgrimage to La Salette -- Dawn in winter -- Idyll, morning -- Mid-winter longing -- Three goats -- Cockerels -- Carpenters in the wind -- Hair -- Spider -- Fly -- Gathering potatoes -- Yellow bedstraw, a blessing -- Snow across the threshold -- The well at morning -- Hawkmoths at evening -- Light breeze -- Initials -- Evening -- Shadows -- November -- Goats in the field -- At home -- A memory -- Hay rick in winter -- Advent in Stará Říše -- Twilight -- Job in winter -- A dead cat -- But still the levins -- Quince on the table -- Wet snow -- Swallow -- At home -- Frost -- Rue L... -- Door -- Through the dark -- Paths of home -- November - Windows on streets -- Goose in mist -- Saint Martin -- Sticks in a fence -- Looking forward -- The angel of distress -- Swallows flown -- Match in a puddle. Graphic art (with commentaries by Jiří Šerých). Four poems by Suzanne Renaud : Harvest moon -- Tom Thumb -- Wearish old tree -- Day of the Dead, 1938. Essays on Bohuslav Reynek : Bohuslav Reynek: from Catholic counterculture and the apocalypse to a Highland farm / Martin C. Putna -- Reynek's journeys / Justin Quinn -- Bohuslav Reynek's graphic art / Jiří Šerých. Czech titles of English poems -- List of illustrations -- Translator's acknowledgements
Summary Poet and artist Bohuslav Reynek spent most of his life in the relative obscurity of the Czech-Moravian Highlands. Although he suffered at the hands of the Communist regime, he cannot be numbered among the dissident poets of Eastern Europe who won acclaim for their political poetry; rather, Reynek belongs to an older pastoral-devotional tradition - a kindred spirit to the likes of Gerard Manley Hopkins, William Wordsworth, Robert Frost, and Edward Thomas. The first comprehensive book on Reynek to be published in English, this work presents a selection of poems spanning his life and includes twenty-five of the poet's color etchings. Featuring three essays by leading scholars situating Reynek's life and work alongside those of his better-known peers, this book presents a noted Czech artist to the wider world, reshaping and deepening our understanding of modern European poetry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Color prints -- Czech Republic.
Czech poetry -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Form Electronic book
Author Putna, Martin C., writer of added commentary
Quinn, Justin, 1968- translator, writer of added commentary
Šerých, Jiří, writer of added commentary
ISBN 8024634260 (electronic bk.)
9788024634265 (electronic bk.)