CÉLINE, Louis-Ferdinand

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CÉLINE, Louis-Ferdinand
Autograph letter signed. Berlin, 20 [December 1932]. 3 p. on 1 double f. in-8 (22.2 x 14.3 cm). Autograph letter signed to Lucien Descaves, a few days after the scandal of the Prix Goncourt and the awarding of the Renaudot for Voyage au bout de la nuit. Celine thanks Lucien Descaves for his support of her novel Voyage au bout de la nuit: "Even here I am aware of the huge campaign you are doing in my favour. [...] More and more I have to agree that your intervention will have done more for its success than 600 indigestible pages. How I must already be hated by so many people! This is the sad, by me irreparable, side of this sudden notoriety. Finally, fortunately your friendship is enough for everything. " On December 7, 1932, Céline just missed the Goncourt for Voyage au bout de la nuit, attributed in fine to Guy Mazeline for Les Loups. A reversal of situation that provokes the anger of Lucien Descaves, who leaves the Academy meeting with losses and crashes. Immediately afterwards, Voyage au bout de la nuit won the Prix Renaudot, thanks in particular to the unfailing support of Lucien Descaves: "The reading of Voyage au bout de la nuit enchanted Descaves, who is eager to know more about its author. The meeting, which took place a few days later, was a success. He promises his voice to Celine. Notably, he comes out of his reserve, to ensure the success of his foal. The task is not going to be easy. "("Le Goncourt 1932 should have been attributed to Céline".) Important letter from Céline to Lucien Descaves, his unfailing support for the recognition of his masterpiece Voyage au bout de la nuit. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Online: " Le Goncourt 1932 aurait dû être attribué à Céline ", lecavalierbleu.com/wpcontent/ uploads/2016/11/extrait_298.pdf Folding marks.
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