Object

Title: Jan Zahradníček (1905–60) : the Tragedy of a Poet and Prisoner of the Communist Regime

Creator:

Hanuš, Jiři (1963- )

Date issued/created:

2018

Resource Type:

Article : original article

Subtitle:

The History of Prison Regimes in the Polish Territory in the Nineteeth and Twentieth Centuries ; Acta Poloniae Historica T. 118 (2018)

Contributor:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences ; Polish National Historical Committee

Publisher:

Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

p. 127-150 ; 23 cm

Abstract:

The article deals with an outstanding Czech poet Jan Zahradníček (1905–60), who was arrested in 1951 and sentenced for 13 years of prison in a show trial. He was released during the general amnesty in 1960 and died in the same year. His tragic fate is depicted in several collections of poems written in prisons (Pankrác, Brno, Mírov, Leopoldov). The collections were saved and published and his poetic diary was found in Leopoldov prison 55 years after his death. Zahradníček’s poems in combination with the memories of contemporary witnesses and published interpretations of his work (Zdeněk Rotrekl, Rio Preisner, Radovan Zejda, Martin Putna) allow an exceptional view of the inner life of a person who was unjustly imprisoned in the times of communist purges in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s.

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Relation:

Acta Poloniae Historica

Volume:

118

Start page:

127

End page:

150

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:71880 ; 0001-6829 ; 2450-8462 ; 10.12775/APH.2018.118.05

Source:

IH PAN, sygn. A.295/118 Podr. ; IH PAN, sygn. A.296/118 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-ND 4.0] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of History PAS

Projects co-financed by:

National Programme for the Development of the Humanities ;

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