Dyk, Viktor

Dyk, Viktor vĭk´tôr dĭk [key], 1877–1931, Czech writer and nationalist. Dyk considered his novels, satires, short stories, plays, and poems as weapons in the struggle to free his country from Austrian rule. A long poem, The Window (1920), describes his experiences in an Austrian prison. As a dramatist he is best known for The Messenger (1907), which concerns the Czech loss of independence, and for the satirical play, Andrew and the Dragon (1920).

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