Jindřich Šimon Baar

Jindřich Šimon Baar About this soundCzech pronunciation  (February 7, 1869, Klenčí pod Čerchovem – October 24, 1925, Klenčí pod Čerchovem) was a Czech Catholic priest and writer, realist, author of the so-called country prose. He joined the Czech Catholic modern style, but later severed the ties with that movement.[1] As writer, he emphasized traditional moral values of the countryside.

Fr. Jindřich Šimon Baar
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Born(1869-02-07)February 7, 1869
Klenčí pod Čerchovem, Czech Republic
DiedOctober 24, 1925(1925-10-24) (aged 56)
Klenčí pod Čerchovem, Czech Republic
OccupationPriest, Author

Born into a peasant family, he did religious studies and was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1892. As a priest, he strived, unsuccessfully, for reforms in the church.


Among his novels are:

  • Cestou křížovou (1900) – the first fruit, autobiographic description of the uneasy life as a reform priest
  • Pro kravičku (1905)
  • Farská panička (1906)
  • Farské historky (1908)
  • Jan Cimbura (1908) – highly idealized depiction of peasant life
  • historical trilogy: Paní komisarka (1923), Osmačtyřicátníci (1924) and Lůsy (1925)

He also published several short stories and collections of fairy tales.

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  1. ^ ed. Věra Menclová, Václav Vaněk (2005). Slovník českých spisovatelů (in Czech). Prague: Libri. p. 55. ISBN 80-7277-179-5.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

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