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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
1935 – 2010
and translator. Born in Brno (daughter of the sociologist and philosopher J. L.
Fischer), attending secondary school at Královo Pole, then went on to study
humanities at Brno, moving on to Prague. In 1968 she left for Switzerland
(Basel), where she took a series of jobs, in 1985 moving to Munich, from 1994
to the end of her life living in Prague. Her debut work was ready to be published
in 1957 but proscribed when it came to it, so her actual debut work was the
collection Zádušní mše za Pavla Buksu / ‘Memorial Mass for Pavel Buksa’ (1993). A poetess of the big themes, such as
death, loneliness; moreover, a poetess full of yielding detachment and a
notably spiritual approach.
In the summer after noon
the sun’s arm points
to the woodland on Mokrá Hora
a moment from somewhere
to somewhere beyond my reach
in the little room lights and shadows
barefoot above the slope
between heaven and earth
where fortune begins
and promise does not end
Fischerová, Viola: Odrostlá blízkost (Closeness grown apart), Brno: Petrov 1996, p. 31.