Biebl, Konstantin

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Biebl, Konstantin


Born Feb. 26, 1898, in Slavétín; died Nov. 12, 1951, in Prague. Czech poet.

Biebl arrived on the literary scene in the early 1920’s. His collections The Road to People (1923, with A. Ráz) and Faithful Voice (1924) are imbued with humanism. His verses from the cycle The Turning Point (1925), which are romantic in character, reflect the revolutionary atmosphere of the early 1920’s. Later on, Biebl experienced the influence of surrealism and the Czech movement of poetism. His narrative poem The New Icarus (1929) is antimilitary. The collection With the Ship That Brings Tea and Coffee (1928) raises a voice in protest against colonialism. After the liberation of Czechoslovakia, Biebl’s collection Without Fears (1951; State Prize awarded posthumously, 1952) voiced the themes of the beauty of life and hatred for war.


Dilo, parts 1–5. Prague, 1951–54.
In Russian translation:
Stikhi. Moscow, 1965.


Ocherki istorii cheshskoi literatury XIX-XX vv. Moscow, 1963.
Za Konstantinem Bieblem: Vzpominky a projevy jeho pfátel. Prague, 1952.
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