RODENBACH Georges - Autograph Letter Signed 1891 thanks for a review of his poem
Georges RODENBACH (1855-1898)Autograph Letter Signed (“Georges Rodenbach”) to the journalist and librettist Philippe Gille, thanking him for a favourable review of his poem.
1 page 8vo in French with integral blank leaf, together with autograph envelope addressed to Gille, n.p., 10 June 1891.
Trans: “Belatedly, but with all my heart, I thank you for the kind attention you gave to my poem in Le Figaro. This kindness is already of long-standing, which you have shown me ever since the publication of my first book and I have found it again with each succeeding book, like a faithful friend. . .”
Georges Rodenbach, an almost exact contemporary of Oscar Wilde, is today best remembered for his novel Bruges-la-Morte. During his lifetime, he was an important exponent of the symbolist movement, then in vogue in France and in his native Belgium.
Rodenbach’s correspondent, Phillipe Gille, had a regular literary column in Le Figaro, and was co-author of a number of operatic libretti, the most famous of which are Delibes’ Lakmé and Massenet’s Manon.
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