Frič’s Fat and Lean Years in Paris

Pages 63–72
DOI 10.1515/amnpsc-2017-0020
Keywords Josef Václav Frič (1829–1890) – personal library – National Museum Library – Literary Archives of the Museum of Czech Literature – literary history – 19th century
Type of Article Peer-reviewed
Citation HESOVÁ, Petra. Frič’s Fat and Lean Years in Paris. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 2016, 61(1-2), 63–72. DOI: ISSN 0036-5351. Also available from:
Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum | 2016/61/1-2

The article focuses on the elucidation of the broader context of the cultural, social and political activities of Josef Václav Frič during his emigration to Paris. It outlines the circumstances of his efforts to promote the Czech issue in Europe and popularise it among the wider public. It thus draws attention to Frič’s key platforms of sociability and communication: the possibilities of contemporary periodicals and the first association of compatriots in France, Českomoravská beseda (Czech–Moravian Beseda). The accompanying visual material includes representative examples of extant archival materials from Frič’s legacy and from the collection of his personal library.

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