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Viera Prokešová

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Name  Viera Prokesova

Viera Prokešová - Poď so mnou tancovať (1952)

Viera Prokešová (August 2, 1957 – December 31, 2008) was a Slovak writer and translator.


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She was born in Bratislava and studied Slovak and Bulgarian at Comenius University. She worked as a producer at the Puppet Theatre in Nitra for a year. In 1982, she began work as an editor at a Slovak publishing house. She also worked as an editor for the weekly literary magazine Kultúrny život. In 2000, she started working for the Institute of World Literature at the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

She died in Bratislava at the age of 51. Prokešová's poetry began appearing in literary magazines in 1976. Her first collection Cudzia (A strange women) was published in 1984; she received the Ivan Krasko Prize for best first work. Her poems have appeared in translations into German, Bulgarian, French and Latvian in various publications. She translated poetry in Bulgarian and French into Slovak; she also translated several children's books.

Selected works

  • Slnečnica (Sunflower), poetry (1988)
  • Retiazka (The Little Chain), poetry (1992)
  • Pleť (Complexion), poetry (1998)
  • Krídla z vosku (Wings of Wax by Mihai Eminescu), translation (2008), received the Ján Hollý Award
  • References

    Viera Prokešová Wikipedia

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