Signed autograph letter, Aurach bei Kitzbühel (Austria), July 21, 1945, 2 pages in-4°. Beautiful letter in which the philosopher count Hermann von Keyserling expresses his sadness following the death of his friend Paul Valéry, who passed away the day before. He communicates his new address to his friend and speaks positively about his illness: "... I am slowly recovering and I am thirsty to resume... I cannot predict my future.
I still have so much to say." Hermann von Keyserling had left his house in Darmstadt out of fear of the national-socialist circles at the outbreak of the war. He had then withdrawn to Schönhausen, the residence of his stepmother's widow, Marguerite, Princess Bismarck.After the destruction of the house in Darmstadt during a bomb attack on September 12, 1944, the family lost their place of residence in Germany. They subsequently settled in Aurach near Kitzbühel, in Tyrol. It was there that Keyserling suffered a serious stroke on December 6, 1944, from which he quickly recovered. His tireless activity would eventually overwhelm his strength, and he would suffer a second stroke, unexpectedly for everyone, on April 26, 1946, in Innsbruck. Aurach near Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Hans Hildegard Zone Française d'accepter en Autriche.
The news of the death of our great friend Paul Valéry, I often think of you. The world will be empty from the deaths of those who matter to us. Do you know, please, that you will reach me very quickly if you entrust a letter addressed to me to your friends who will send it in another envelope by post to the following address. I am still very ill, with the flu...
I was partially paralyzed for 5 months, I am slowly recovering and I am thirsty to resume... English and Russian translations available on request. SHILTONSON is a member of the National Syndicate of Ancient and Modern Bookstores / International League of Ancient Bookstores.
Count Hermann von Keyserling is a German-Baltic philosopher. Travel diary of a philosopher around the world. He was ruined in 1919 when his family's property was expropriated by the newly created Estonian regime. He settled in Germany and married the granddaughter of Chancellor Bismarck. With the support of personalities such as the former dethroned Grand Duke of Hesse and Thomas Mann, he founded the School of Wisdom in 1920, where philosophers like Jung, Scheler, and Tagore came to give seminars.However, in the 1930s, he was considered a representative of irrationalism and persecuted by the National Socialist regime. He reopened his school after the war but died in April 1946. More information on Hermann von Keyserling. This is an authentic letter. Our letters are accompanied by a descriptive sheet including a transcription.
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