After graduating from high school in Havlíčkův Brod in 1941, he went to Prague. From 1945 to 1948 he studied philosophy and comparative history at the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University . At the same time he headed the theater section in the newspaper Mladá Fronta . In 1947 he became editor of the publishing house Borový. After his name was changed to Czechoslovakian Writer ( Československý spisovatel ) he was appointed editor-in-chief from 1952 to 1956 and appointed director in 1956. In 1960 he became head dramaturge at the Czechoslovak State Film. After his release, he was briefly operations manager at Albatros publishing house . In 1973 he retired.
His first works were poems printed in magazines and the Samotín Collection and the book Stone and Grave (Kámen a hrob) published abroad . Since his student days he has devoted himself mainly to artistic poetic translations and plays by the authors Arbusow , Chekhov , Esenin , Pasternak , Pupkin , Rilke .
Were published in German
- Stone and Grave (1979, Munich 1988)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Czech writer and translator|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 29, 1920|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Samotin|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 12, 1975|
|Place of death||Prague|