Translation: Ondřej Cikán
Karel Hynek Mácha (16th November 1810, Prague – 6th November 1836, Litoměřice) was a Czech poet and novelist, a representative of the Czech Romanticism and the founder of the modern Czech poetry.
Viennese Literature Night 2012 will introduce one of the most published Czech books to the Austrian audience, the lyrics-epic story Máj (May) by Karel Hynek Mácha from 1836 in a new German translation by Ondrej Cikán ‘Mai’, which is to be published by Viennese publishers LABOR Verlag in the spring 2012.
Czech-Austrian actress Zdenka Prochazková (1926) lives partially in Vienna and appeared for many years on the scene of the Burgtheater theatre in Vienna. She will bring the life and work of Karel Hynek Mácha closer to the visitors of the Literature Night evening in a literary programme.
The May Mácha’s Literature Night in Vienna will take place in the garden of the Czech Embassy, which is among the most beautiful and luxurious buildings of the Czech embassies in significant European capitals. The palace-style structure, built in the monumental Historicism style in the 2nd half of the 19th century, presents a real view into the older building styles. Beside the building is a beautiful large park, which clearly invites poetic evenings.
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