Jiří H. Krchovský

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Dvojité dno
Dvojité dno
Host, 2010, 80 pp
Language: Czech
Genre: Poetry
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W: http://krchovsky.wz.cz/

The poet J. H. Krchovský (1960) came out of the Czechoslovak underground culture and has close ties to music (he performs in the musical group, Krch-off Band). He gathered his work from the 70s and 80s into a three-hundred-page volume called Básně (1998). His more recent poetry has been presented in the titles Poslední list (2003), Nad jedním světem (2004), and Dvojité dno . Writing in a neo-decadent style and in virtuoso rhymed verse, Krchovský’s chosen topics are love and death, which he presents against a trashy, expressively stylised backdrop. He confronts self-deification with feelings of distress and futility, dissolving the fear of nothingness into a stream of black humour and absurdity. Krchovský belongs to the most distinctive figures of Czech poetry from the last half-century.

Language: Czech
Title: Dvojité dno
Place: Brno
Publisher: Host
Year: 2010
Pages: 80
Genre: Poetry