“Heartfelt Sympathies” – André Spire & Otokar Fischer’s Correspondence

Book launch:
“À vous de cœur” André Spire et Otokar Fischer 1922-1938
a collection of texts edited and presented by Marie-Odile Thirouin,
Prague: Museum of Czech Literature (Depozitář/Dokumenty), 2016.
For French and Czech readers.

The book will be presented by Marie-Odile Thirouin (University of Lyon 2) and Marie-Brunette Spire.

An odd story of friendship between two poets that everything seemed to separate: borders, political commitments, and poetic conceptions. Yet, André Spire (1868-1966) and Otokar Fischer (1883-1938) developed in the course of their 16 year-old epistolary correspondence an almost brotherly relationship. Their differences opened up a dialogue that fed their friendship and their reflection on the most pressing issues. Through these warmly felt letters a more unknown dimension of the interwar relationship between Czech and French culture can be uncovered.

Organizers: Museum of Czech Literature (PNP) in cooperation with the French Institute of Prague and CEFRES
Time and Venue: 12.1.2016 at 7:00 pm at the French Institute, Štěpánská 35, 5th floor
Language: French with simultaneous translation in Czech

Read more on the French Institute website.