Product description: Orten, J. - Dramata, recenze, články
The first section of this book contains the drama Playing with Fate, or in Quest of a Lucky Coincidence (a film libretto on the theme of the Spanish Civil War), a fragment of a dramatisation of Francis Jammes’s Pomme d’Anis, the fairytale The Happy Princess and the drama The Beatification of Silence (co-written with Zdeněk Urbánek). The next section consists of Orten’s reviews of books by famous authors (mostly from 1939) that were published in Rozhledy (Horizons) and Čteme (Reading Now). The third section contains his articles for Mladá kultura (Young Culture), Haló novinny (Hello News), Studentský časopis (Student Magazine) and Kritický měsíčník (Criticism Monthly). The conclusion contains a poll My View of the World that was announced in November 1938 by Kamil Bednář. Many of the texts from this volume have never before been published, others are being published in book format for the first time.
Jiří Orten (1919–1941) was one of the most remarkable modern poets and a follower of František Halas. His verse (Spring Reader, Approaching Frost, Bonfire, My Town, Elegy), diaries (Blue, Mottled and The Red Book) and prose were last published in previous volumes of Writings.
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