Václav Hladík. The Direct (and Forgotten) Predecessor of Hanuš Jelínek
|Keywords||Czech–French relations – Prague literature – F. X. Šalda – Václav Hladík – Hanuš Jelínek|
|Type of Article||Peer-reviewed|
The article studies the major stages in the life of the Czech journalist and writer Václav Hladík. This native of Prague died prematurely in 1913. In particular, the study tries to demonstrate his connections to another remarkable figure of cultural transfer – Hanuš Jelínek. In the first place, these included his work for the literary periodical Lumír, followed by his activities in the area of Czech-French relations. It was Hladík that introduced Jelínek to Parisian salons. The paper draws attention to personal continuity as well as a qualitative shift in Czech Francophilia at the turn of the 20th century.