MONET CLAUDE (1840-1926).

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MONET CLAUDE (1840-1926).
L.A.S. "Claude Monet", Giverny [15 February 1889], to Stéphane MALLARMÉ; 2 pages in-8 in purple ink, envelope (ink a little faded with ink discharges). Thanks for Les Poèmes d'Edgar Poe traduits par Mallarmé (Léon Vanier, 1889). "Let me tell you the pleasure, the rapture I experienced in reading your book. I was completely unaware of Poe's poetry, it is admirable, it is poetry itself, the dream, and how one feels that you have translated its soul! I am only a completely illiterate ignoramus but I am no less moved. I knew of Poe only his prose, which I had read and admired when I was very young before I heard of him, but how your poems complete and tell of the man he was"...
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