Lot n° 10
500 - 700
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GIDE André (1869-1951)
L.A.S. "André Gide", Cuverville, August 6, 1912, to Jean COCTEAU; 2 pages in-4.
Precious letter giving her first appreciation of the work of her young admirer.
[Cocteau had just published his third collection of poems, Sophocles' Dance.] "If I had found them bad, your worms, you would already know it, and I would have badly forgiven you for the big disappointment they would have caused me. But nothing is more difficult for me than a letter that I can only fill with praise. You are prodigiously, perilously well gifted. With all my gloom I smile at your youth. How would I judge your thoughts?
And how can you criticize dance, when the dancer is charming?"....
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