For many years, the autograph library has specialized in the sale of autograph letters and manuscripts. Signed autograph letter and autograph signing signed to julie chenay. On the back of a long vertical press article, revealing the letter of support of young contemporary poets to victor hugo following the resumption of hernani, and the published response of Hugo to poets. "Hauteville-house and work are less smiling.But this is the duty. Beautiful letter from the great man who came to Brussels to celebrate the baptism of his grandson George. "Dear Julie, everything is well here. In the evening we had dinner.
In the morning the priest declared him a Christian, in the evening I made him a citizen. Bad weather prevents me from leaving, but I don't complain about it being so tenderly surrounded. I'm being spoiled a lot. Hauteville-house and work are less smiling; but this is the duty. This rest interval was quite necessary for me.
Those of bruxelles send all their cordialities to those of guernsey. On the front is the long article bearing witness to the exchange between contemporary poets and Hugo (see below the transcript in extenso). At the very end of the Hugolian response, Hugo adds a handwritten dedication: "to my dear little sister julie. Julie chenay (1822.1905) was the sister of an adele, the wife of victor Hugo. We have just greeted with the most enthusiastic applause the reappeario.
N at your hernani theater. The new triumph of the greatest French poet was an immense joy for all the young poetry; the evening of the twenty June will be a time in our existence. There was, however, sadness in this party. Your absence was painful to your companions of glory of 1830, who could not shake the hand of the master and friend; but it was even more painful for the young, to whom it had never been given to touch this hand which wrote the legend of centuries. At least, dear and illustrious, they want to send you the tribute of their respectful attachment and their boundless admiration.Sully prudhomme, armand silvestre, françois coppée, georges lafenestre, léon valade, léon dierx, jean aicard, paul verlaine, albert mehat, andré theuriet, armand renaud, louis-xavier de ricard, h. Victor Hugo replied: bruxelles, July 22, 1867. The literary revolution of 1830, a corollary and consequence of the revolution of 1789, is a fact unique to our century.
I am the humble soldier of this progress. I fight for the revolution in all its forms, in the literary form as well as in the social form. I have freedom as a principle, progress for law, ideal for type. I'm nothing, but revolution is everything.
The poetry of the nineteenth century is founded. 1830 was right, and 1867 shows it.
Your well-known young people are proof of this. Our time has a profound logic, unnoticed by superficial spirits, and against which no reaction is possible. Great art is part of this great century.He's the soul of it. Thanks to you, young and beautiful talents, noble spirits, the light will become more and more. We, the old, have had the fight; you, the young, will have the triumph.
The spirit of the nineteenth century combines the democratic search for the true with the eternal law of the beautiful. The irresistible current of our time directs everything towards this sovereign goal, freedom in intelligences, the ideal in art.
By leaving aside everything that is personal to me, as of today, we can affirm it and we have just seen it, the alliance is made between all the writers, among all the talents, among all the consciences, to achieve this magnificent result. The generous youth, of which you are, wants, with great enthusiasm, the whole revolution, in poetry as well as in the state. Literature must be both democratic and ideal; democratic for civilization, ideal for the soul.
The tragedy is the people. This is the trend of 1830, continued by you, understood by all the great criticism of these days. No reactionary effort, I insist, can prevail against this evidence. High criticism agrees with high poetry. To the extent that I am little, I thank and congratulate this superior critic who speaks with so much authority in the political press and in the literary press, who has such a profound sense of the philosophy of art, and who unanimously acclaims 1830 as 1789.
You, my young colleagues, also receive my thanks. At this point in my life, we see the end, that is, the infinity. When it is so close, the way out of the earth leaves little room in our minds for serious concerns. Yet, before this melancholy departure which I make the preparations for, in my solitude, it is precious to receive your eloquent letter, which makes me dream of coming back to you and gives me the illusion, sweet resemblance of the setting with the dawn. You would like to welcome me, who was preparing me for the great farewell.
I am absent from duty, and my resolution is unwavering, but my court is with you. I'm proud to see my name surrounded by yours.
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