Signed autograph letter to susan lawrence. Paris 44 rue Hamelin (December 1919); 3 pages in-8 °, center fold. Written letter following the award of the goncourt prize. Proust, invited to the wedding of the daughter of Madame Lawrence, delves with delight in his memories at the sight of the name of the general of brantes among the guests: "I am unfortunately no longer for a long time, because of my health, my poorly organized life, able to go to a wedding.It is not dated yesterday. Reading the names of those who attended your daughter's, I remembered that I had not attended that of General de Brantes, and yet what filial affection I bore to the dear Madame de Brantes, her mother, who keeps in my remember and in my heart a particularly dear and venerated place. But I know how to share from afar the feelings of those who, even when I have not approached them, testified to benevolence or inspired by sympathy. That is to say to you that I was with all my heart at the lunisson of your joy and offers you a very modest testimony by sending you the edition in 2 volumes which has just made of "to the shade of the girls in flowers" and which is a little less massive and cumbersome than the other. Louise de Brantes (1842 1914) is a central person in the life and work of Marcel Proust, she inspired him the character of the duchess of guermantes in "on the side of chez swann\She is also the aunt of Robert de Montesquiou, dandy, whose proust sinspire for the character of the Baron de Charlot.
With his lover reynaldo hahn, famous conductor and composer, he attended the salon of Madame de Brantes in 1895. Proust dedicates her first novel just published by Editions Grasset in 1914, she died in April shortly. "To the shadow of the young girls in bloom" is the second volume of "in search of lost time" which earned him the price goncourt in 1919 thanks to the support of his friend leon daudet. The item "marcel proust signed autograph letter following the award goncourt" is on sale since Monday, September 19, 2016. It is in the category "books, comics, journals \ old books, collectibles".
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