Březina, Otakar

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Otakar Březina (ô´täkär brzhĕ´zĬnä), 1868–1929, Czech lyric poet, leader of the Czech symbolists, whose original name was Václav Jebavý. The first collection of his poetry, Tajemné dálky [mysterious distances], appeared in 1895. It was followed by four more volumes of mystic, highly imaginative verse, and by one of essays, Hudba prameṇ [the music of the springs] (1903). Březina is considered one of the greatest of Czech poets.

See translations of his works by P. Selver in Otakar Březina (1921).

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