Vladimír Holan (1905-1980)

Death: 31st March 1980
Location: Olšanské hřbitovy / Olšany Cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic
Photo taken by: MartinVeselka
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Czech poet famous for employing obscure language, dark topics and pessimist views in his poems. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in the late 1960s. He is best known in English for his postwar works; his teasingly obscure 1964 poem Noc s Hamletem / A Night with Hamlet became the most often translated Czech poem.