Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky

Merezhkovsky, Dmitry Sergeyevich

Russian novelist, poet, religious thinker, and literary critic (1866-1941). Autograph letter signed ("D. Merejkovsky"). Paris. 4to (267 x 205 mm). 1½ pages. In French.
$ 2,714 / 2.500 € (87118/BN57543)

To Henriette Roggers-Farrère, the wife of the French novelist Claude Farrère. Merezhkovsky thanks Henriette (who is in the Basque country, recovering from an accident) and her husband "for the very touching care which you take over my poor 'Atlantis"', and he will pass on a letter of recommendation to Paul Valéry. "But, alas! I have little hope, for decidedly it appears that it is forbidden to speak of Atlantis in Europe as it is of rope in the house of a hanged man". - Merezhkovsky's "The Secret of the West: Atlantis-Europe" was published in Berlin in 1930.

In it, the author writes in apocalyptic terms of the destruction of the ancient Atlantis and draws analogies to the decline and imminent collapse of Europe. The recipient of the letter, the actress Henriette Roggers, married the writer Claude Farrère in 1919. - In fine condition..

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Merezhkovsky, Dmitry Sergeyevich

Russian novelist, poet, religious thinker, and literary critic (1866-1941). Autograph letter signed ("D. Merezhkovsky"). Paris. 4to (270 x 207 mm). 1 page. In Russian.
$ 2,714 / 2.500 € (87119/BN57544)

To Kvasnicka & Hampl about a court case regarding an unpaid fee, mentioning "Peter and Alexis" and the "Romance of Leonard da Vinci". Merezhkovsky asks his Czech publishers to represent his interests in court against Mme Kolova-Tushkova in the case of an unpaid fee for his article, stating that there is no written evidence concerning the size of the fee. Merezhkovsky writes that he will give more details about his novels "Petr i Alexey" ("Peter and Alexis") and "Voskrestchie Bogi. Leonardo da Vinci" ("Romance of Leonardo da Vinci") in a following letter.

- Kolova-Tushkova was the publisher of the Centrum magazine in the 1920s and 1930s. - Two ink stamps by recipient. Some damage to right margin; left margin partly rebacked..

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