Lot 406
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1000 - 1500 EUR
Set of 19 autograph letters signed to Roger Nimier. La Frette-sur-Seine, February 1957-November 1959. 33 p. out of 21 ff. in-4 to in-12 (various dimensions). Set of 19 autograph letters signed from Jacques Chardonne to Roger Nimier. - The authors: "There are writers who keep, others do not. They must be taken at the right moment; like pears. "Paul Morand: " I have often said: Morand's letters to Chardonne will form a series of marvellous volumes (the best of Morand's), with no analogues in the past [...] an original tone; dazzling touch. "His own correspondence: " My letters will be published by the French Communist State, in 30 volumes, in order to educate the masses about the primitive mentality. "Gaston Gallimard: "A curious character, the least made for publishing (hating commerce, and loving only women and a few authors). " - His readings: "I read the Devil in love with Cazotte. It is a short story that Apollinaire, with good reason, placed very high; it is how he would have liked to write. At the end of the 18th century a certain prose, an art of storytelling reached its perfection. Voltaire, Stendhal, France, it is the same prose; rather fallen today. "Apollinaire: " At Caracalla's, I found a volume of verses by Apollinaire (not Alcohol) which reconciled me a little with him. "Mauriac: " Mauriac's novels are dry poop. " Discharges, some marginal tears (sometimes damage to the text), stains.
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