Jean COCTEAU (1889-1963), poet, draughtsman,... - Lot 24 - Vermot et Associés

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Jean COCTEAU (1889-1963), poet, draughtsman,... - Lot 24 - Vermot et Associés
Jean COCTEAU (1889-1963), poet, draughtsman, playwright and film-maker: autograph letter signed, 1 p in-4, Milly, 2 December 1961, to the poet and critic Jacques Lepage (1909-2002), on the publication of his book "Le Testament d'Orphée" (1961, Ed. du Rocher), "It was important for me to publish the text of the film - because the public is distracted by the images of the film and looks for symbols where there are none. This modern transposition of the orphic initiation trials (proper to all poets) represents for our frivolous and distracted time only a fantasy disorder. A considerable public of the shade is not mistaken and puts the works under study under the stage of the actuality. This is the crusade of the solitary of which Unamuno [Miguel de Unamuno, 1864-1936, Spanish poet, philosopher and critic] speaks. I work only for them, and it is normal to respond to their expectations. Hundreds of letters asked me for the dialogues of the Testament.
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