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Milada Součková a časopis The Booster/Delta
Milada Součková and the Booster/Delta magazine

Author(s): Zuzana Malá
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Ústav pro českou literaturu Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: Součková Milada; The Booster / Delta; Miller Henry; Henkst; modernism

Summary/Abstract: This article presents a previously little known episode in the creative life of Milada Součková, i.e. her collaboration with the Booster/Delta magazine, which came out in Paris at the end of the 1930s under the editorship of Henry Miller and his circle. This study describes the background to the publication of the Booster/Delta, the Parisian (and European) literary scenes at the time, the reception of Czech literature in this periodical and Milada Součková's activities, which may have been factually and artistically associated. On the basis of surviving correspondence and other sources the author finds that collaboration between Milada Součková and the Booster cannot be considered a manifestation of interest by European modernism in the work of Milada Součková, but more as a rather marginal enterprise on the part of the magazine editors, who did not have any great notion of who Milada Součková was, while she herself did not attach any great importance to this and evidently did not even know about some of the publications. The study corrects some inaccuracies in previously published studies on the collaboration between Milada Součková and the Booster/Delta (confusion caused by the Čapek brothers) and the authorship of the Henkst sketches.

  • Issue Year: 62/2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 395-409
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Czech