Jaroslav Seifert

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Jaroslav Seifert (23 September 1901 – 10 January 1986) was a Nobel Prize winning Czech writer, poet and journalist. In the 1920s he was a leading representative of the Czechoslovakian artistic avant-garde; he served on the editorial staffs of several of its publications. During the years 1945-1948, he edited the literary monthly Kytice. Since 1949, when he was forced to leave journalism, he has devoted himself exclusively to literature.