Violette Leduc - Autographed letter to Adriana Salem, Tuesday, May 22, 1956. Dear Adriana, I have received your three letters regarding the painting work for my room. Thank you for taking care of it. Simone de Beauvoir visited me last Tuesday. It was the first day I went out.
My bad nerves got the better of me and I told her I wanted to move. It is more reasonable to stay here. The price you mentioned seems reasonable as well. I don't know which of the two artisans to choose. Please take care of that for me since I don't have the address of the second painter.
Defend me if someone attacks me in your presence. I did not help Sachs try to come back to France. That is the only thing I regret. I swear on the dearest thing in the world to me: Simone de Beauvoir.
I hope we will see each other again soon and I send you my friendly regards. 22 x 13.2 cm. Condition: See photos for more details. Number of pages: 2 pages.
Violette Leduc is a French novelist, born on April 7, 1907 in Arras and died on May 28, 1972 in Faucon. Simone de Beauvoir, born on January 9, 1908 in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, where she also died on April 14, 1986, is a French philosopher, novelist, memoirist, and essayist. In 1954, after several novels including "L'Invitée" and "Le Sang des autres," she won the Goncourt Prize for "Les Mandarins." Maurice Sachs, born Maurice Ettinghausen on September 16, 1906 in Paris and killed on April 14, 1945 in Wittorferfeld, is a French writer.Autographed letters, old papers, antique books, photographs, engravings, stamps... We appraise and/or purchase your letters, collections of letters, and antique books throughout France. Careful packaging in a rigid and waterproof packaging within three days. Please allow for the usual postal delays. If you are not completely satisfied, return at the expense of the seller for Europe. Buyer is responsible for the rest of the world.