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Kamenný vrch (Stone Hill) Kohoutovice Kohoutovice (Hotel Myslivna) Koliště (Koliště Street) Komárov Komín Komín, Hlavní (Main street, the Dvořáks’ ) Královo Pole, Palackého třída (Palacký Street) Kraví hora - hvězdárna (observatory) Kraví hora (Cow Hill) Křenová (Křenová Street) Křížová (Křížová Street)
Slovanské náměstí (Slavonic Square) Soběšice St James Square (Churche of St James) St. Anne’s Hospital Stará radnice - Brněnský drak (Old Town Hall - Brno Dragon) Starobrněnská (Starobrněnská Street) Svitava river Svratka river
1863 – 1907
writer, columnist and poet, organiser of Czech cultural life in Brno. Born in Zbiroh
u Berouna, came to Brno as a journalist for the Moravská
1885 and remained here until his untimely death. He swiftly made his mark as a
prominent Brno journalist (from 1891 as the editor-in-chief of the Moravská
orlice), as well as a theatre critic and novelist. He gave Brno its place
in Czech literature through his naturalistic prose and his national-revivalist
and social struggles (e.g. his book Černá pole /Black Fields, 1896),
novels Andělská sonáta (Angel Sonata, 1900) and Vranov (1906)].
His Básně (Poems), published posthumously by Miloslav Hýsek (1908) combine
romantic and contemplative lyricism and valedictory poetry to mark various
special occasions with Brno-specific observations. These include e.g. the no
longer identifiable tree at Koliště (apparently on the site of today’s Janáček
Theatre), a mute witness to one of his many infatuations – or the stone mill on
the Svratka river (today’s Kamenomlýnská ulice / Stonemill street/), as well
as occasional poetic inaugurations of the Vesna buildings on today’s Jaselská
To Alois Kalvoda