98
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Rilke, Ranier Maria
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,100 USD
JUMP TO LOT
98
Rilke, Ranier Maria
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,100 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Rilke, Ranier Maria
Autograph letter signed, 5 pages (7 x 5 1/2 in.; 178 x 140 mm), in German, Chateau de Muzot sur Sierre, Epiphany [6 January] 1922, with postscript dated 25 January 1922, to Olga Marx Perlzweig, expressing gratitude for her orchestration of montary assistance to him; with autograph envelope; matted and framed with an image of Rilke
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Catalogue Note

Rilke writes a heartfelt letter to Perlzweig expressing his thanks for the substantial financial aid she orchestrated from America. He apologizes for his delay in writing, explaining he wanted to include his large edition of the Studenbuch which was in preparation. Perhaps more importantly, he needed to find the right words. He conveys that his gratitude is filled with integrity, warmth and joy. He notes the funds came at just the right time: some time  after his apartment was confiscated during World War I. He eloquently articulates the contributions from his unknown American friends are largely responsible for what protection and peace he could find in the years of transition after the war.

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York