Jan Nepomuk Neruda was a Czech journalist, writer, poet and art critic; one of the most prominent representatives of Czech Realism and a member of the "May School". Jan Neruda was born in Prague, Bohemia; son of a small grocer who lived in the Malá Strana district. Neruda was a loner and an introvert. Many of his poems were meant for her. Through her father, Neruda was able to meet Bozena Nemcova and Karel Jaromír Erben, famous Czech nationalist writers. In his work, Neruda supported the Czech National Revival and promoted Czech nationalism. He participated in all the central cultural and political struggles of his generation, and gained a reputation as a sensitive critic. Neruda became, along with Vítezslav Hálek, one of the most prominent representatives of the new literary trends.
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