Short Stories from the Balkans/Svatopluk Čech

Svatopluk Čech (1846– ) is the successor in both prose and verse of Neruda and like him he is greater as a poet than as a prose writer, and like him, too, he has tried his hand at every variety and style of writing.

Among his books of verse are—“The Smith of Lešetin,” “In Shadow of the Linden”; many delightful ballades—such as “The Lark”—have been written by him.

We include perhaps his best short story—“The Journey.” None of the verse of Čech has appeared in English. Of his prose we know of only one other translated story.[1]

  1. ČECH (Svatopluk). “The Exchange.” See Underwood, Edna Worthley. (“Famous Stories From Foreign Countries.”)