Max Jacob

French poet, painter, writer, and critic, 1876-1944

"Max Jacob was one of the first friends Pablo Picasso made in Paris. Jacob introduced him to Guillaume Apollinaire, who in turn introduced Picasso to Georges Braque. He would become close friends with Jean Cocteau, Jean Hugo, Christopher Wood and Amedeo Modigliani, who painted his portrait in 1916. Max Jacob is regarded as an important link between the symbolists and the surrealists, as can be seen in his prose poems ""Le cornet à dés"" (""The Dice Box"", 1917) and in his paintings, exhibitions of which were held in New York City in 1930 and 1938."

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Jacob, Max

poet, writer and novelist (1876-1944). Autograph manuscript in French by Jacob, A meditation on his love for Catholicism, entitled “Palm Sunday.” I “Dimanche des rameaux”. N. p. o. d. 1 page, 4to. With an original photograph of Max Jacob by Marcel Béalu.
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In part (translated): “You will live in sorrow as you live in sin because sin cannot get enough of himself and what cannot get enough of will suffer. Sin cannot control himself and what cannot control himself is troubled. Where there is trouble cannot be quiet and where there is no quiet there is no happiness. Jesus alone will make you get out of sin. So bless his coming in all the ways possible. Bless the coming of Jesus he only comes with love, with all the love of your soul…then the deliverance from sin will come.

The city expresses the joy on behalf of all cities and all nations: he just resurrecting the area known. He will resurrect the world after having resurrected himself...Resurrect us by him and with him. Find innocence because innocence is power and strength…the good, is happiness. Yes, Jesus entering in Jerusalem, it is happiness entering our lives for time and eternity. For the time, because the exemption of sin is happiness, for eternity because the one who will receive Jesus on the simple soul of love will live eternal life with Him. That all our minds cry out loud with the disciples: 'Hosanna!' And our bones cry like stones…The world will respond like the Pharisees, but he cannot silence our joy.” In very good condition, with moderate uniform toning, scattered creases, and various small edge tears. Accompanied by a vintage unsigned glossy press photo..

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Jacob, Max

French poet, painter, writer, and critic (1876-1944). Autograph letter signed. [Paris]. 4to. 1 page.
$ 529 / 450 € (74000/BN47953)

To an unnamed addressee, sending a ticket he cannot use on account of illness: "[…] Julien Lanoë fait une soirée litteraire dans un cercle de Nantes […]". - Julien Lanoë (1904-83), was the president of the Société des Amis du Musée des Beaux-arts de Nantes from 1936 to 1970. - Small traces of handling.

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