FLAUBERT Gustave (1821 - 1880)

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FLAUBERT Gustave (1821 - 1880)
L.A.S. "Gve Flaubert," November 25 [1879], to Guy de MAUPASSANT; 2 pages in-8. Superb letter about his support for Maupassant's literary debut. [Flaubert recommended Maupassant's poem, Vénus rustique, to Juliette Adam, director of La Nouvelle Revue]. "My Good I have just written a warm letter to Mme Adam announcing the sending of your ms which she is to receive tomorrow evening. I did not mention money. When she gets your poem, we'll see. Republicans are generally so prudish that I am not without concern about the reception? But I believe that the goethical side will seduce the lady. You know that Pouchet is his g[ran]d friend. Talk about it to the gentleman - and to Tourgueneff too. It is very well your Venus. I see nothing to take back but two small grammatical errors - but they can be defended. Sleep on your two ears it is good"... André Theuriet published verses in the review of Mrs. Adam; he can say how much to ask. Flaubert complains about Charpentier, who does not send him the money he owes him, about Bergerat, and about Lemerre who is late in sending the proofs of Louis Bouilhet's poems... "What quantities of soft shit one meets at each step one takes, my poor friend!" Then, about the progress of Bouvard and Pécuchet: "My religion (exegesis & Christian apologetics) exhausts me! I will not have finished by New Year's Day! One must take one's side. I am afraid to be finished myself, before the completion of my novel. What a burden such a book is!"... Correspondence (Pléiade), t. V, p. 750.
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