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Karel Poláček

Karel Poláček

Karel Poláček


Karel Poláček (22 March 1892 – 21 January 1945) was a Czechoslovak writer, humorist and journalist of Jewish descent. His first novel was Dům na předměstí (1928) (English A House in the Suburbs) in which he portrayed a rebirth of a "small man" into a dehumanised creature as soon as he is possessed with proprietary instincts to possess. He was widely popular for his humoristic prose such as Muži v offsidu (1931) (Men in Offside), which was made into a movie that year by director Svatopluk Innemann Read more on Last.fm
Karel Poláček (22 March 1892 – 21 January 1945) was a Czechoslovak writer, humorist and journalist of Jewish descent. His first novel was Dům na předměstí (1928) (English A House in the Suburbs) in which he portrayed a rebirth of a "small man" into a dehumanised creature as soon as he is possessed with proprietary instincts to possess. He was widely popular for his humoristic prose such as Muži v offsidu (1931) (Men in Offside), which was made into a movie that year by director Svatopluk Innemann, starring Hugo Haas in the role of Mr. Načeradec, or Michelup a motocykl (1935) (Michelup and the Motorcycle). During the Nazi occupation in 1941 Poláček's humoristic novel Hostinec u kamenného stolu was published under the name of painter V.

Rada. It was made into a movie in 1949. After the Second World War a novel about his childhood in Rychnov nad Kněžnou Bylo nás pět (1949) (There Were Five Of Us) was published. By the end of 1943 he was transported to the concentration camp in Terezín and then transported to Auschwitz. He died in Gleiwitz camp.

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