Jaroslav Seifert - A Wreath of Sonnets

I don't hear his name in poetic world. But not too long ago, in 1984 he was awarded Nobel prize in literature for his "work which, 'endowed with freshness, sensuality and rich inventiveness, provides a liberating image of the indomitable spirit and versatility of man.''

From Wikipedia:
"Seifert was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1984. Due to bad health, he was not present at the award's ceremony, and so his daughter received the Nobel Prize in his name (Some sources say, that the government didn't let him go accept the Prize). Even though it was a matter of great importance, there was only a brief remark on the award in the state-controlled media. He died in 1986 and was buried at the municipal cemetery in Kralupy nad Vltavou. His burial was marked by a high presence of secret police, who tried to suppress any hint of dissent on the part of mourners."
From Nobelprize.org site here are a few links on Jarslav Seifert:


Jarslav Seifert's Nobel Lecture

The New York Times article on his win

A few of his translated sonnets that could be found in the net are linked below:

Jaroslav Seifert - A Wreath of Sonnets