A Serbian Feminist in the Czechoslovak Republic

Feministické úvahy. K feministické problematice. Feministické aktuality. Z posledních zjevů české feministické literatury [Feminist reflections. On the feminist problem. Current feminist topics. Recent publications in Czech feminist literature].

Prague: Československá grafická Unie, [1937]. Octavo (21 × 15 cm). Original printed wrappers on green stock; 122, [2] pp. Crease to front wrapper; else very good.

Scarce book of essays by the little-known Serbian feminist writer, who was active in the Czech women's movement beginning in the 1930s. Chlapcová-Djordjević was born in Serbia and studied in Slovenia, Austria, and Germany; she became the first woman to hold a doctorate in the Austro Hungarian Empire in 1906. She married a Czech citizen and lived in Czechoslovakia from 1918 onward. She published a shorter volume of speeches on the feminist movement in Czechoslovakia, as well as a volume of cultural criticism and travels through her native Yugoslavia. This appears to be her most substantial work, which gathers numerous essays, correspondence, and book reviews. Among others, the texts focus on questions such as the Church and birth control, widows' pensions, abortion, family life, as well as recent works on sexology and feminism. Rare; as of August 2020, KVK and OCLC only show the copy in the Czech Republic.

Book ID: 50909