Lot n° 5
50 - 80
Result with fees
BOFA Gus (1883-1968).
2 L.A.S., [ca. 1935, to Lucienne FAVRE]; 2 and 3 pages in-4 in grease pencil (small tear at the top of the 1st letter).
Beautiful letters to the novelist Lucienne FAVRE (1894-1958), bard of the working-class districts of pre-war Algiers.
Thursday evening. "I still have no news from the newspaper [Marianne]. I think their affairs are rather complicated, not that they don't know how to handle it"... He suggests that she send her writing to Emmanuel BERL, as recommended by Carlo RIM, "preferably a reportage rather than a news item (of which their marble is full). I think your spa story put in this easy form and accompanied by a few photos would do well - or on any other current issue. I hear there's Judeo-Arab tension in the Casbah?"... Rim also mentioned a certain Simonneau running the magazine Savez-vous, likely to pay well for news... "In truth, I think all these people are quite dismantled by events and above all concerned with living, in whatever way they can"... RAIMU, however, seemed quite interested in one of his plays, and he suggested talking to him about a film adaptation, "because he prefers filming to acting, and especially because the thing will be better on the screen than on the stage"... - Maupertuis. He thinks he will stay in Seine-et-Marne for a few more weeks: "I find a great well-being there: that of not thinking - at least of thinking outside myself - objectively, as the cutists say. It is a real rest"... He also tires of "agricultural and domestic work, and economic sports - I read little and work even less. I have managed to find a great nervous balance. [...] I think it was the wisest course to take, and the only reasonable goal to pursue in the historical but rather absurd times in which we live. To try to foresee the future, to play with imponderables and to take advantage of this absurdity requires either a great deal of candor, or a natural dishonesty which I lack"...
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