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COLETTE Sidonie-Gabrielle - Autograph Letter Signed to a journalist regarding an article postponed

  • £245.00

Sidonie-Gabrielle COLETTE (1873-1954)

Autograph Letter Signed (“Colette”) to “Cher ami” [in fact, the journalist Léon Deffoux], asking to postpone an article she is writing for him and suggesting a topic.
2 pages oblong 8vo in French, n.p., n.d. 
A charming letter, with the gentle, languid tone which suited Colette very well.
Trans: “I am slightly ill – it is always in hot weather that one takes a chill, - would you like to put back my next paper [article] to next month? I am so sorry to ask you this so late. By “next month” I mean the 20-25 of this month. I shake your hand in friendship.”
In a postscript, she adds “Would you like a paper on the abundance (?) of autumn?
The journalist Léon Deffoux wrote extensively on the literature of his time, particularly Zola and the Goncourt brothers.
The letter is very slightly crumpled.

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