Bohuslav Reynek, Suzanne Renaud, Jean Lebrau, Andrée Appercelle. Correspondance – Korespondence

Bohuslav REYNEK, Suzanne RENAUD,
Correspondance / Korespondence.

Bilingual edition in French and Czech.
Translated from the French Petr Řezníček.
Bibliographies. Editorial note.
Illustrations in color hors-texte: eleven works by B. Reynek.
Black and white illustration within the text.
Published with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic
and the Renaud-Reynek Endowment Fund (France).
Format: 12.5 x 19 cm. 248 pages. Softbound, illustrated cover.
ISBN: 2-910544-19-2.

Czech poet and printmaker Bohuslav Reynek (1892-1971) and his wife, poet Suzanne Renaud (1889-1964), wrote many letters to their friends in France from their home in Petrkov, Czechoslovakia. After the Second World War, Renaud and Reynek began corresponding with Jean Lebrau (1891-1983), who was born and died in Moux, and Andrée Appercelle, who was born in Grenoble, where she lives. Both poets, one lived in a winemaking village in the Aude, a dry and fragrant region, the other in a city nestling in high, snow-capped mountains. Lebrau, a poet–winemaker and a fervent Catholic, enjoyed visiting the monks at En-Calcat Abbey. Appercelle loves animals, supports communism and travelled to Czechoslovakia in the post-Stalin years. United by their art and sense of beauty, the four poets shared their love of nature and humble creatures, their faith in the human soul and their hope for a better world.

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Franco-Czech literary evening. Petrkov, Grenoble, Moux…

Franco-Czech literary evening
Petrkov, Grenoble, Moux… through war and authoritarian regimes, four poets write to each other

A literary event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 24 October at La Maison de l’International* to celebrate the publication by Éditions Romarin of the book :

Bohuslav REYNEK, Suzanne RENAUD,
Correspondance / Korespondence.

The book, which is in French and Czech and features works by Bohuslav Reynek, will be presented by its publisher (A. Auzimour) and translator (P. Řezníček). With the eighteenth book about Suzanne Renaud and Bohuslav Reynek, Les Éditions Romarin pursues its goal of preserving and shedding light on a literary and artistic heritage that unites two countries, France and the Czech Republic

The Maison de la Poésie Rhône-Alpes will participate in the event with readings of poems and letters by four authors and an homage to Andrée Appercelle by P. Vieuguet. A 1969 Czech television interview with Bohuslav Reynek will conclude the evening.

* Maison de l’International, 1 rue Hector Berlioz, 38000 Grenoble.

Présentation of the book by A. Auzimour and M.-O. Tourmen