Martina Sendlerova and Milan Repa have compiled here a representative selection of the correspondence of the literary historian Arne Novak (1880-1939) and the historian Josef Pekar (1870-1937). The eight letters from 1912-29 are a record of the development of the relations between the two men, from their initial sympathy for each other, through differences of opinion about the political situation during the First World War, to their growing affection for each other in the new state of Czechoslovakia. The published letters also, of course, reveal both men's views about contemporary cultural politics including some of the people involved. This edition of correspondence includes a preface that explains the relationship between Pekar and Novak, and puts it into the context of the period.
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