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Pavel Srut

Pavel Srut was born in 1940 in Prague. By August 1968, when the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia, head published three collections of verse, and was counted among the aofficiala poets of the country, a status he resolutely rejected after the invasion. For the next twenty years, his dissident status unambiguous and so his own verse unpublished, he translated Dylan Thomas, and D. H. Lawrence, among others. Paper Shoes is the first English translation of his work. He lives in Zdice.