Acquisition of 'All Beauties of the World' by the Museum of Czech Literature
Czech poet, writer and Nobel Prize holder Jaroslav Seifert sold the manuscript of his memoirs “Všecky krásy světa” (All Beauties of the World), altogether 784 pages written between 1970 and 1975, to the Museum of Czech Literature in 1978. The sale, which was in negotiation since 1976, was realised based on an agreement with Marie Krulichová, the Literary Archive of the Museum of Czech Literature acquisition staffer, and with the help of an antiquarian book shop on Wenceslas Square 41 in Prague. The manuscript “Všecky krásy světa” became the foundation of the Jaroslav Seifert Collection in the Literary Archive of the Museum of Czech Literature, which expanded in the following years and now includes 63 boxes.
Strahovské nádvoří 1, 118 38 Praha 1 - Hradčany, Czech Republic
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- Kůželová, Michaela
Badatelna.eu. 2018. "Literární archiv Památníku národního písemnictví - Seifert Jaroslav." Accessed September 7. http://www.badatelna.eu/fond/2799/.
Kotyk, Petr, interview by Kůželová, Michaela, May 24, 2018. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection