The tragic figure of the frail poet dying prematurely of consumption is one which haunts European literature from Keats to Jiří Wolker.
Yet there can be few less likely candidates for this role than the Czech poet Karel Hlaváček. Elizabeth Gifford’s novel The Good Doctor of Warsaw (London, 2017; ELD.
The so-called "masculine" qualities, such as competitive spirit, self-esteem, ambition and moneymaking are counterbalanced by the "female values", such as ability to put emphasis on good relationships between people and the quality of life.
This explains why Eastern European women are so caring, supporting, kind and having maternal instinct.
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Both of these principles perfectly coexist in the daily life of Eastern women: being able to show a great force in some situations and being absolutely weak in others.
This is a kind of game - a constant game of changing roles - they know and perform it brilliantly.
Slavic women never set aside their femininity, they rather cultivate it.
In addition to power and beauty, Eastern women are well educated and hardworking.