ARAGON Louis (1897-1982)

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ARAGON Louis (1897-1982)


The Boredom of Minsk, autograph manuscript.
S.l.n.d. [1954], 5 pages in-4 in blue ink on paper.
Autograph manuscript in blue ink by Louis Aragon about the city of Minsk, Bertolt Brecht and the German novelist Stefan Heym, realism, truth in literature, and the rights and duties of writers in socialism. "After I returned from the Second Congress of Soviet Writers, Brecht called me on the phone and we met at his home. He wanted to hear my impressions of the congresses. ...] Brecht, better informed than I am, said to me, "I'll tell you when they'll have literature in the Soviet Union again. It will be when they publish a novel that begins approximately with the words: Minsk is one of the most boring cities in the world...".
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