Albert Camus Autograph

SKU: 8009323

Sale price$1,398.15


Typed letter signed, one page, 5,25 x 7,25 inch, `Librairie Gallimard` letterhead, Paris, 7.05.1953, in French, to Irma Antonetto (founder and director of the Associazione Culturale Italiana) - concerning his upcoming plans, signed in dark ink "Albert Camus", attractively mounted (removable) for display with a photograph of Camus (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with a horizontal letter fold and two file holes to the left edge - in fine condition.

"Chère Madame,
   Je vous remercie de votre lettre et je vous suis vraiment reconnaissant des sentiments que vous voulez bien me manifester Votre proposition n`a pas cessé de me tenter mais mes projets, pour la saison prochaine, ne sont pas encore arrêtés et je ne puis vous donner de réponse maintenant. Au mois d`octobre au contraire je serai définitivement fixé et si vous vouliez bien m`écrire alors il y aurait une chance pour que notre commun désir se réalise.
   Croyez, en tout cas, à ma gratitude et à mes sentiments respectueux.
      Albert Camus"

"Dear Madam,
   I thank you for your letter and I am truly grateful for the feelings you are willing to show me. Your proposal has never ceased to tempt me but my plans for next season have not yet been decided and I cannot give you response now. In October the outlook will be much clearer and if you want to write me again at that point I think there`s a good chance that our common aim may become concrete. 
   In any case, believe in my gratitude and my respectful feelings.
      Albert Camus"

Further Information on the person

(1913-1960) French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher

Year of Birth: 1913

Biography (AI generated)

Albert Camus was born on November 7, 1913 in Mondovi, Algeria. He was born to French parents and was a French citizen. He was the second child of Lucien Auguste Camus and Catherine Helene Sintes Camus. Albert had an older brother, Lucien, and a younger sister, Catherine. Albert's father died in the Battle of Marne in 1914, two months before his first birthday.

Albert Camus grew up in poverty in Algeria. His mother worked long hours to support the family. Albert attended school and received his high school diploma in 1930. He excelled in literature and was active in the school's theater productions. Camus attended the University of Algiers and received a degree in philosophy in 1936.

Camus's career in writing began with his first novel, The Stranger, published in 1942. Camus wrote several novels, plays, short stories and essays. His works focused on themes of existentialism, alienation, and the absurd. Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He was the youngest person ever to receive the award.

In addition to writing, Camus was also a political activist. He was a vocal opponent of French colonialism in Algeria and a supporter of the Algerian independence movement. He was a founding member of the French Communist Party in 1935 and later left the party because of its support of Stalinism. Camus also wrote extensively about the Spanish Civil War and was a vocal opponent of the Nazi regime.

Albert Camus died in a car accident on January 4, 1960 in Villeblevin, France. He was 46 years old. His works have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Camus's legacy as a writer and thinker has been remembered and celebrated by many, including the French government, which posthumously awarded him the Legion of Honor in 1960.

Albert Camus's writing and thought continue to be studied and appreciated by people around the world. His works have influenced generations of writers and thinkers, and his legacy is one of courage, intelligence, and moral integrity.

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