Title: Hříšná exotika A. V. Nováka Literární obraz cesty do Asie v letech 1926–1927
Authors: Šejbl, Jan
Citation: Pecha, Lukáš ed. Orientalia antiqua nova XXI, Plzeň, 30. dubna 2021. 1. vyd. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 2021, s. 120-144. ISBN 978-80-261-1039-2.
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Document type: konferenční příspěvek
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11025/45421
ISBN: 978-80-261-1039-2
Keywords: Archibald Václav Novák;cestovatel;spisovatel;Polynésie;Tahiti;Asie;Spojené státy americké
Keywords in different language: Archibald Václav Novák;traveller;writer;Polynesia;Tahiti;Asia;United States of America
Abstract in different language: Sinful Exotics of A. V. Novák Literary image of a journey to Asie in 1926–1927 Traveller and writer Archibald Václav Novák (1895–1979) rose to fame in the 1920s as the author of popular nov els and short stories inspired by a stay in Tahiti and the United States of America from 1919 to 1921. Sucesess of books and lectures allowed Novák to undertake another long journey. From October 1926 to April 1926 A. V. Novák visited Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Malaya, Singapore, Sumatra, Vietnam, Cambodia, China and Japan. After returning home, Novák organized public lectures and published new novels and short stores inspored by the places he visited and the people he met. He also wrote a four-volume travelogue based on his travel diary. On his journey, Novák took not only still photographs, but short movies as well. After the communists took power in Czechoslovakia in 1948, Novák was purged from public life. No longer heralded as either a traveller or a writer, he was virtually consigned to oblivion. It was not until after 2000 that a study of the phenomenon of Czecho slovak emigration to Tahiti kindled renewed interest in him. In 2010, some of Novák’s previously unknown pho tographs were discovered and donated to the Náprstek Museum’s photographic collection, which is a part of the National Museum in Prague. Movies, diaries and the most of negatives by A. V. Novák have not been preserved, but there is a large number of glass slides used as an accom paniment of lectures. Photographic collection and books by A. V. Novák offer a valuable source of information about the non-Europen countries in 1920s and the ways, how they were presented to public in Czechoslovakia.
Rights: © Autoři, Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Appears in Collections:Orientalia antiqua nova XXI (2021)
Orientalia antiqua nova XXI (2021)

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