Jean COCTEAU

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Jean COCTEAU

2 L.A.S. "Jean Cocteau" and "Jean",[1920-1924]; 1 page small in-4 and 1 page in-12 on the back of an illustrated postcard.
Monday 20[December 1920], to a friend of the Gallic: "You must come tomorrow (21) to Parade - either in Mrs Muhlfeld's dressing room - or, if it bothers you with the attached word. ...] You will still do me the service of hosting a Radiguet article on the show for next Saturday - it will balance with Mauriac's article. I have asked for a Poetry for you"....
Villefranche-sur-Mer[July-August 1924], to "dear friends. I think of you - I would be happy with you.
I suffer - I suffer in the sun, which is atrocious. I hide as much as I can because Auric doesn't like to see suffering.
But with you I would suffer openly. I'd cry and I'd get out of the way a little. I smoke less and less. I get to benign doses. I think I'm quitting faster than I thought. I'm already very black. But the black outside and inside match. It seems to me that Raymond's book[Radiguet, Le Bal du comte d'Orgel] is slowly and profoundly triumphant. I received a letter from Romain Rolland. He finds the Ball a masterpiece"...
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