Lecture in language

Czech

Josef Rauvolf (CZE)

translator

 

Without him, Czech readers wouldn't really know the Beat generation. Publicist and translator Josef Rauvolf found a passion for it as a grammar school student, when he became acquainted with Jack Kerouac's novels and Allen Ginsberg's poems.

 

  He studied librarianship at Charles University in Prague, studied English on his own and began translating for samizdat. Shortly after the Velvet Revolution, in 1990, he translated his More…