Václav Hrabě





Václav Hrabě

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born
in Příbram, Czech Republic
June 13, 1940

died
March 05, 1965

gender
male

genre

influences
jazz music, blues music, beat poetry


About this author

Czech poet and writer, and the most important member of the Beat Generation in former Czechoslovakia. Hrabě was born in Příbram to Jan Hrabě and Magdalena Kalinová. He spent his childhood and youth in Lochovice and attended a high school in nearby Hořovice. He graduated in 1957 and moved to Prague, where he continued his education at the Faculty of Pedagogy, studying Czech language and History. After graduation from the university in 1961 he served two years in the army. Upon his discharge he worked in a variety of jobs - as laborer, librarian, writer for the literary magazine Tvář (Face), and finally as teacher. Hrabě's untimely death at the age of twenty-five (he died in his sleep, accidentally poisoned by carbon monoxide), robbed Czech l ...more


Average rating: 4.51 · 354 ratings · 12 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Blues pro bláznivou holku
4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 1990
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Blues
4.74 of 5 stars 4.74 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 1999
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Horečka
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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Blues: Blues Pro Blaznivou ...
4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1995
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Blues
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“Vím
že mě nemáš ráda
ale já tě mám
v krvi rozpuštěnou
s bacily tetanu s vůní kouře a arniky a šlágry
tak starými
že je už vůbec nikdo nepamatuje”
Václav Hrabě, Blues

“Končím bez potlesku
ráno mne uvidíte
jak krmím racky nad řekou svým povídáním
a plivaje na oblohu dělám obláčky
neboť božský měsíc
má kocovinu
a je potřeba aby to někdo udělal
než pojedou lidé do práce”
Václav Hrabě, Blues

“Je slyšet jak přichází den
Pomalu jako by se vracel z flámu
Bloudí
ulicemi hospod a chrámů
Teď zívá
Zastavil se na rohu

Spi

Já nemohu”
Václav Hrabě, Blues