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Vítězslav Nezval (1900-58), an original member of the avant-garde artists group Devětsil and
a leading figure in the Poetist movement, was perhaps the most prolific Czech writer of the interwar period.
His output consists of a number of poetry collections, experimental plays and novels, memoirs,
essays, and translations. His best work is from the interwar period. Along with Karel Teige, Jindřich Štyrský,
and Toyen, Nezval frequently visited Paris, engaging with the French surrealists. Forging a friendship with
André Breton and Paul Eluard, he was instrumental in founding The Surrealist Group in Czechoslovakia in 1934
(the first such group outside of France), serving as editor of the group's journal Surrealismus.
published by TSP:
Valerie and Her
Week of Wonders
The Absolute Gravedigger
Woman in the Plural
A Prague Flâneur
The Jewish Cemetery