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Suzanne RENAUD:
Lettres à Suzon –
Dopisy Suzon (1947-1963)

followed by
Souvenirs de famille
by Magali Robert.

The poet Suzanne Renaud sent nearly all of these 45 letters from Petrkov, the Bohemian village where she lived with the Czech engraver Bohuslav Reynek from 1936, to her niece Suzanne, nicknamed Suzon, the eldest daughter of her sister Marcelle, whom, because of political events, she never saw again after 1947. Censorship and modesty prevented Renaud from freely writing about her daily life. The few times she mentioned herself, it was with a dash of humour to resist the Communist regime’s oppression with dignity. Written in her beautiful poetic language, the letters are a source of biographical and literary information. They provide insight into the personality of Renaud, whose thoughts silently distil wisdom. Few of Suzon’s replies have been found, so Souvenirs de famille [Family Memories] by Magali Robert, her sister, accompanied by documents, echo the letters to enrich the backdrop of this epistolary connection and shed light on the context.

Format 15 x 21 cm.
332 pages. Softbound illustrated cover.
ISBN : 2–910544–14-1

Published by Romarin, Grenoble 2014.
Bilingual edition in French and Czech.
Translated to Czech by Magdalena Hrozínková.
Foreword by Annick Auzimour. Notes. Chronologies. Genealogy.
Texts by Magali Robert.
Frontispiece by Bohuslav Reynek.
Illustrations in color: ten drawings by Magali Robert.
Photographs by Daniel Reynek.
Edition prepared by Annick Auzimour, Magdalena Hrozínková
and Magali Robert.


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Cotisation 2020

L’association Romarin est une association à but non lucratif fondée à Grenoble (France) en 1993, régie par la loi du 1er juillet 1901 et enregistrée sous le n° 1/22101. Elle a pour objet de favoriser par tout moyen approprié la connaissance et le rayonnement des oeuvres de Suzanne Renaud et Bohuslav Reynek.

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Romarin, a non-profit organisation founded in Grenoble in December 1993, preserves, promotes and calls attention to the poetry and graphic work of the Czech engraver Bohuslav Reynek and Suzanne Renaud, his Grenoble wife.