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ROMAIN ROLLAND.- ALS.- Geneva.- Spas.- 1914.- - Autograph letter by Romain Rolland, written from the 'Hotel Beau-Séjour' in Geneva- Champel, more specifically stated on the stationary he used the 'Etablissment Hydrothérapique "Champel-Les-Bains". Romain Rolland's reply to an anonymous 'Chère Madame' who proposes the founding of a 'League', but Rolland is not quite sure what sort of league and to what purpose, is it Peace? 'Merci pour votre lettre. Je ne comprends pas bien de l'objet de la ligue que vous cherchez à fonder. Voulez-vous préciser très exactement votre pensée...'Rolland tells her he is in Switzerland for two months working on behalf of / for the 'L'agence Internationale des prisoniers de la guerre'. He complains about the fact that journals. books, letters do not reach him punctually. Furthermore he is 'controler les erreurs dont [?] tous les gouvernements et toutes la presse de toutes les nations se rendent coupables ou complices'.

Genève, autograaf, 1914. 8vo. [13.5 x 22 cm]. 1 sheet [w. 1 horizontal fold] of stationary from the aforementioned Hotel, red letterpress letter-head, dated 'Mardi 6 oct [?] 1914'. 29 lines of text, signed 'Romain Rolland' (II pp. text). (Paper a little crumpled.). Romain Rolland, [1866 - 1944] French author, essayist, art historian, mystic and philosopher. Received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915. Very nice autograph letter with his characteristic letters 'T'. Lifelong pacifist and Stalinist. Prof. of Music at the Sorbonne and authority of Ludwig von Beethoven. From 1923 onwards to his death in 1939 corresponding with Sigmund Freud, whom he influenced. Romain Rolland published a large body of work between 1888 and 1944, 'Peguy' and 'La Cathédrale interrompue' both published postumously in 1945.
EUR 1150.00 [Appr.: US$ 1234.54 | £UK 1025.75 | JP¥ 163086] Book number 13350

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