(1866-1944) French dramatist, novelist, essayist, art historian and mystic who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915.
Autograph letter signed, one page, 5 x 8 inch, (Paris), 26.06.1909, in French, to an unknown correspondent - Rolland praises the volume of work his correspondent has done and mentions Christophe*, written and signed in dark ink "Romain Rolland", attractively mounted (removable) for display with a photograph, shows Romain Rolland seated in a chair (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with a central horizontal mailing fold and very mild signs of wear - in fine to very fine condition.
"Merci de m`aviez envoyé votre volume, Madame, et merci de votre mot de sympathie. Je connaissais déjà ce pauvre petit Elie, pour l`avais lu dans une revue, et j`en avais été très touché. Vous faites oeuvre bonne et saine, et Christophe vous serre cordialement la main.
Veuillez croire, je vous prie, à mes sentiments bien sympathiques - Romain Rolland"
"Thank you for sending me your work volume, Madame, and thank you for your word of sympathy. I already knew this poor little Elie, having read about him in a magazine, and I was deeply touched. You are doing a good and honest work, and Christophe shakes your hand friendly.
Please take my very sympathetic feelings - Romain Rolland"
* Rolland refers to Christophe, a German musician who is the central character of his work Jean-Christophe (1904-1912), a novel in ten volumes by Rolland for which he received the Prix Femina in 1905, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915.
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