Document ReferenceLa Ref 3
TitlePhotocopy of letter from D.H. Lawrence, Villa Beau Soleil, Bandol, Var, France to Mr Herlitschka; 25 Nov. 1929.
Date25 November 1929
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReplies to his frank letter in the same spirit; details the history of 'Lady Chatterley' and its possible publication in Germany with it finally being rejected by Kippenberg [Insel-Verlag]; explains that Curtis Brown have the responsibility for the book, that their Foreign Manager, Miss Jean Watson, had his permission to look at Vienna and that Frau Ewald, who is a friend, is not commissioned by him to act in any way for the book; asks what he should say to Miss Watson about Phaidon or Mr Tal about whom he himself knows nothing; expresses his general dissatisfaction at the various German translations of his books, in particular 'The Rainbow'; explains why he wanted his sister-in-law [Else Jaffe] to translate him, and that she is now doing 'The Plumed Serpent', but recognises her limitations.

In conclusion asks him to let him know about 'Lady C'.
Termpublications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' (German)
publications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'Plumed Serpent' (German)
publications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'Rainbow' (German)
Publication NoteK. Sagar and James T. Boulton, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993) vol VII, pp 571-3

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA75249E.P. Tal, publishers of Vienna, Austria
NA74816Curtis Brown Limited; literary agents
NA75253Kippenberg; Anton (1874-1950); Dr; head of Insel-Verlag publishers Leipzig1874-1950
NA396Jaffe; Else (1874-1973); Mrs; née von Richthofen1874-1973
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA5431Herlitschka; Herberth Egon (1893-1970); professional translator1893-1970
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