Marcel proust - autograph letter signed - duel - writer paul adam - 1897. Autographed letter signed "marcel proust", [September 1897], 4 pages in-8, addressed to his "Dear Brother" Lucian Mulhfeld, art critic in the echo of betting, which proust knew since 1896. Proust mentions his health problems (asthma) and regrets his absence at the marriage of paul adam (which took place on 24 June 1897) with marthe meyer, daughter of narcissus meyer and sister of mme mulhfeld.He expressed his "deep admiration" for the writer and evoked their meeting at the villebon tower ("villebon" in the letter) on the occasion of his famous duel in February 1897 with Lorrain jeans, of which paul adam was one of the witnesses (concerning this letter, see in particular "newsletter of the society of friends of marcel proust and friends of combray" - bulletin n° 19 - 1969 - pp 806 et ss). Every day for three months I hope to be better the next day - and take advantage of it to go to see you - and every day I am suffering enough to sleep until about 3 o'clock notice to you if you would pass in front of my house only to go up at that time because sooner your bell blow while waking up would be very cruel! But above all do not come what would be absurd especially since I may leave bet these days if I am better - and for later, not be able to get up before 4 or 5 hours. Maybe it'll change soon, but soon you won't be bet anymore you may not be. Then I won't be able to tell you what I wanted to tell you. Madame narcisse meyer was kind to me. For the reasons I told you I couldn't take advantage of it or thank her. Do you want to do it for me?
His kindness was shown to me in a way that would have been particularly pleasant to me, bringing me closer to you and to Mrs muhlfeld on the one hand, to this evening and to this marriage, and on the other hand, giving me an opportunity to express to Mr paul adam my deep admiration for his talent, my sympathy for his person. I had already had the opportunity to do so once, in the city, but under circumstances that older people considered so inappropriate to do so that they advised me to postpone the pleasure I would have found there.Of this second pleasure, which has deprived me of illness, do you also want to ask you to express the regret that I have had to give it up, to paul adam, to whom I would have been so happy to offer my congratulations and my vows. I'm afraid you don't think about it, either of the two commissions, but if you think about it you'll please me and I'll be grateful for it.
He was one of the witnesses of Lorrain jeans during his duel, in meudon, with marcel proust on February 6, 1897. In 1904 he was the co-president, with august rodin and vincent d'indy of the international union of fine arts, literature, science and industry. This item is in the category "collections\letters, old papers\autographs\others". The seller is "*epistole*" and is located in this country: fr. This item can be shipped to the following country: European Union.