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Krasko, Ivan

Biography


The crucial Moderna poet was Ivan Krasko (1876-1958), famous for his two slim collections Nox et solitudo (1909) and Verše (Verses, 1912). Most of his poetry was written in Bohemia, not far from Prague. Krasko's musically refined, often ostensibly quite simple (but equally enigmatic) verse typically expresses moods of loneliness, melancholy, hesitation and pessimism in mistily-defined (often erotic) lyric situations slenderly sketched against lyrical, typically autumnal, crepuscular landscapes. Elements of Christianity function as nostalgia, emblems of traditions or collapsed values, more than of faith.
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