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GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S01-SS02-F20-SF002-0087 (603)
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Letter by Paul Cavafy to C. P. Cavafy
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Handwritten diary-type letter by Paul Cavafy to C. P. Cavafy from Hyères, France, written over three days, in a bifolio with notes on all sides. It is a reply to a letter by C. P. Cavafy, dated 26 March. Commentary on subjects and individuals apparently mentioned in the letter by C. P. Cavafy. Account of Paul’s everyday life after the death of general De Horsey, with references to his financial situation and to his plan to publish a newspaper, which was postponed due to the war. He informs his brother about his membership in a club (Circle d’agriculture) and the opportunity he has to use the library – he is presently reading the comedies The Wasps and The Clouds by Aristophanes, as well as Les Caractères by La Bruyère. Finally, on the occasion of a trip he made to Nice and Monte Carlo, he provides information on the common acquaintances he met there. Of note is the frequent use of English and French words and phrases in the flow of written discourse.
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Graph paper. Blue and black ink.
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