ROGER MARTIN DU GARD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/12/1938 - HFSID 16258
ROGER MARTIN du GARD. ALS: "Roger Martin du Gard", 2p, 4¼x5½, front and verso. Bellême, Orne, 1938 April 12. To an unnamed gentleman. In French, not translated.
Sale Price $552.50
ROGER MARTIN du GARD. ALS: "Roger Martin du Gard", 2p, 4¼x5½, front and verso. Bellême, Orne, 1938 April 12. To an unnamed gentleman. In French, not translated. Du Gard tells the recipient that it is impossible to answer the many letters he has received since receiving the Nobel Prize and asks him to accept his excuses, sincere thanks and regrets. French novelist and dramatist Roger Martin du Gard (1881-1958) had received the 1937 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the artistic power and truth with which he has depicted human conflict as well as some fundamental aspects of contemporary life in his novelcycle Les Thibault." The World of the Thibaults was published in 12 volumes between 1922-1940. The author's first successful work, the novel Jean Barois, had been published in 1913. Lightly soiled. Paper remnants and glue stains at lower left blank margin of signature page. Overall, fine condition, with large, bold signature.
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