Lot 842: Shmelyov Ivan



2015-09-16 14:11:34

Lot 842: Shmelyov Ivan: (1873-1950) Russian Writer, A Member Of The Moscow Literary Group Sreda. Autograph Statement Signed, Ivan Chmelov, One Page, Folio, Sèvres, 12Th March 1930, In French. Bearing To The Upper Part Of The Document Three Written Questions Addressed To The Writer In Another Hand Asking About His Starting As Writer, His Way Of Making Money And Finally 'Which One Of Your Works Made You Known To Readers And Which One Do You Consider Your Masterpiece?'. Shmelyov Responds Beneath To The Three Questions, And States In Full Responding To The Last Question 'My Novel Garçon!..("Garçon De Restaurant") In Russia. In Europe "The Sun Of The Dead".' And Concludes Answering About His Masterpiece 'None!'. Vg Garçon De Restaurant (1911) Was Shmelyov'S First Successful Novel, Making Him Famous In Russia. Solntse Mertvykh (1923) Translated As The Sun Of The Dead In 1927 Was One Of Shmelyov'S Most Important Works Written In Exile. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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