Lot 841: Shmelyov Ivan


2015-09-16 14:11:34


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Lot 841: Shmelyov Ivan: (1873-1950) Russian Writer. Member Of The Moscow Literary Group Sreda. Close To Bunin. Autograph Statement Signed, I. Chmeliov, One Page, Oblong Small 4To, N.P., N.D.[24Th April 1925], In Cyrillic. Shmelyov States In Full 'An Interior, Often Unconscious, Motivation That Guides Me In The Work Is Searching, Finding, Showing, And In This Way Awakening The Most Beautiful In The People That Is Inherent To The Human Being And Only To Him In The Nature Of The World. Therefore I Believe That Human Being Is A Tool, An Instrument To Change The World, To Make It Truly The Face Of God, Loved By God. Till Now, Humankind Is Establishing Itself In The World, And Is Doing It Badly, Imagining That This Is The Purpose Of Life And World. It Is Only An Instrument; The Purpose Is Beauty And Harmony Of All That Exists'. A Lengthy And Interesting Statement. Vg. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £300-400
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