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Vladimír HOLAN:
Quelques poèmes – Básně.
[Some poems].

Before and during the Second World War, Vladimír Holan published many collections that were banned until the early 1960s. Suzanne Renaud and Bohuslav Reynek translated some verses by this great poet for their own and their friends’ enjoyment. These free, spontaneous, unpublished translations were drafts on tiny, disparate cards. Sometimes they became simple missives, like the first four poems addressed to a friend in France. This collection is the first edition. Reynek and Holan’s friendship belongs to those “long-distance relationships” allowed by poetry, “which defy time and death. […] Holan liked Reynek’s translations, poems and engravings and admired the man. ‘When your wife came to see us once at Kampa,’ he wrote to Reynek on his seventy-fifth birthday, ‘I said to myself: a princess! I have long known that you are a rare being, a poet, a singular artist and a translator-explorer’.” (Jan Vladislav, postface).

Format 12 x 17,5 cm.
54 pages. Color hardcover.
SBN Literární čajovna Suzanne Renaud : 80-902231-7-6
ISBN Romarin : 2–910544–09–5

Co-published by Romarin and Literární čajovna Suzanne Renaud, Grenoble and Havlíčkův Brod 2002.
Bilingual edition in French and Czech of original translations of poems by Vladimír Holan by Suzanne Renaud and Bohuslav Reynek.
Postface by Jan Vladislav.
Illustrations: four drypoints by B. Reynek, four facsimiles of manuscripts by S. Renaud, S. Renaud et V. Holan.


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Cotisation 2022

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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Cotisation 2021

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.