Lot n° 84
1200 - 1500 EUR
BEAUVOIR SIMONE DE (1908-1986)
Autograph MANUSCRIPT, Le combat, [circa 1925-1930]; on 4 pages in fol. of 2 double-page spreads, in blue ink.
Draft of a short story from youth.
The main character is named André. The text, written and completed, begins under the sun: "André stretches. The sun burns in spite of the thick foliage under which he has set up his garden chair. His book has slipped onto the green lawn. The gesture of picking it up is useless, it's only a novel and whose heroes interest him so little" ... He ends with this notation: "Sunset - head in the wind - frenzy of joy - thinks it would hurt him to see them like this - it hurts."
PROVENANCE Fernande Gontier (Sotheby's Paris sale, 21 May 2008, No. 86)
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