Lot n° 90
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FLAUBERT Gustave (1821-1880).
L.A.S. "Gve Flaubert", Croisset August 7 , to Ivan TOURGUENIEV; 1 1/2 pages in-8 (repaired split).
Beautiful letter to Tourgueniev about the "gueuloir" and the Three Tales.
"My dear old man, Where are you? I am afraid, not having any news from you, that you are sick in some inn? Your last letter (of July 4) announced a second one from you, before your departure from Russia. So I don't know where you are at the moment, which bothers me.
Me, my good man, I am very well! I'm still shouting like a gorilla in the silence of the office. - & even today I have a pain in my lungs. - Before a fortnight I will have finished the History of a Simple Heart & I will start on Herodias.
My niece and her husband are at Eaux-Bonnes and will not return until the first days of September. - My solitude is complete. As a distraction, I lay my cup down every evening in the Seine ".
He expresses his rage against an "undignified, filthy article on Renan" in La République des Lettres: "It is the real mud of Figaro. - Anger gripped me; now I wrote to the poet Catulle [Mendès] that he no longer had to send me his sheet, & that I asked him to strike my name from the list of his collaborators. - This article opens horizons on the band (which would like to get a hard-on - sorry!). - In short it is necessary to withdraw from these gentlemen.
DAUDET is I don't know where & what he does I don't know. GONCOURT has been a little ill. ZOLA bathes in the Ocean, in Lower Brittany with the Carpenters.
What would be nice would be to come here around the 20th of this month, to hear my parrot & to kiss your old Gve Flaubert.
Correspondence (Pléiade), t. V, p. 94.
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