French novelist and literary journalist especially known for his realistic short stories.
Autograph Letter Signed, two pages, correspondence card, n.d. To Monsieur and dear colleague.
When I left Paris, I had so many sad and troubling things in my head that I left your volume of sonnets on my desk. Scarcely had I arrived at Cannes, I noticed my omission, but as my house was locked, I couldn’t have the book sent to me. I returned to Paris yesterday, and my first task was to read you. My first letter is to tell you how much I liked your verse, which is of a so delicate sentiment, with such divine nuances, and so charmingly executed. You have given me very great pleasure in dedicating one of these delicate gems to me. When I have the pleasure of seeing you, I will tell you about all the joy I had in reading you, the joy of the thinker and artist. With my utmost gratitude, receive, Monsieur and dear colleague, the expression of my very profoundly devoted sentiments.
A protege of Gustav Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant is one of the fathers of the modern short story. A number of them denote the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught, emerged changed; many of them were set during the Franco Pressisan War of the 1870’s.
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