Lot 690: Thomas Mann

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:34:42

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Lot 690: TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.75, personal letterhead, May 19 [1943]. Letter to Miss Lawrence, in full: "Thank you for your letter of May 8th. Your deductions are entirely correct, and thus the confusion may be regarded as definitely cleared up. As far as my assurance is concerned that I would call your name to the attention of the gentlemen who compiles the book to which the Moses story is to be the introduction, I have to tell you that he had arranged for the translation beforehand; consequently I could not exert any influence upon the choice of the translator. I hope that I have not raised false expectations and want you to know that your name and address remains in my files, so that I may refer to it if an opportunity arises in the future." In fine condition, with a pair of pin holes to bottom edge. The story mentioned is 'Das Gesetz,' a work about Moses that Mann wrote in the early portions of 1943, and which was later used as the opening piece in the collection The Ten Commandments: Ten Short Novels of Hitler's War Against the Moral Code. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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