Milena Štráfeldová : Zde se záhy zšeří –
Ici l’obscurité tombe de bonne heure

The Czech writer Milena Štráfeldová, who included this short story in her collection Přepisovačka (Prague, 2001), allowed us to publish it in poet Suzanne Renaud’s mother tongue. Unable to lay eyes on her beloved Grenoble mountains ever again, the Czech engraver Bohuslav Reynek’s wife crafted her poems in French throughout her life in exile.

The moving presence of the woman who wrote Victimae laudes (1939) emerges in this short story, whose tones ring truer than a biography. Renaud, alone on the stage of her life, in the familiar backdrop of the “strange and terrible” events of her time or in the privacy of her thoughts turned towards the country of her childhood, comes back and sits down next to us, in a visitation.

Annick Auzimour
30 June 2013

Milena Štráfeldová
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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.