Alexis Léger, known as SAINT-JOHN PERSE (1887-1975).... - Lot 156 - Ader

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Alexis Léger, known as SAINT-JOHN PERSE (1887-1975).... - Lot 156 - Ader
Alexis Léger, known as SAINT-JOHN PERSE (1887-1975). L.A.S. "Alexis Léger", "Les Vigneaux", La Polynésie, peninsula of Giens (Var) July 30 [1959], to the critic André Rousseaux; 3 pages in-4, envelope. Nice letter. "I hear that you had an accident in Aix that could have been serious. I hope that you do not feel too badly the consequences of this trauma, for I can easily imagine how intolerable the slightest migraine, or the slightest nervous shock, must be to an activity of the mind like yours. I have too real a recollection of the being I knew, so briefly, in you, not to have the heart to express a little of my sympathy. ...] My wife and I often recall, my wife and I, the incomparable Provençal day that we both owe to you. I already loved, like you, the fervour, the sharpness, of this spiritual Provence, devoid of all complacency. The beautiful fast race, and in one go, which we were able to do in a few hours under the sporting authority and the rare mastery of our hostess and guide, still leaves its luminous wake in us. It helps me to release, under the softness of Provence, the first lines of strength that I needed to loyally fight an old anti-Mediterranean prejudice "...
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