Document ReferenceLa Ref 8
TitlePhotocopy of autograph letter from D.H. Lawrence, Beau Soleil, Vandol, Var , France to Mr Herlitschka; 26 Dec. 1929.
Date26 December 1929
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks him for the books; is complimentary about his translations but critical of the authors' standard of writing (Samuel Butler, W.B. Yeats and Thornton Wilder); hopes Tal has now received the agreement for 'Lady C' from Curtis Brown and that all will go smoothly; is dismissive of the review in 'Nouvelles Litteraires (see La Ref 7); will send him an autobiographical sketch as soon as his only copy is returned from a man who is lecturing on him; expresses sympathy for Katherine Mansfield and regrets the lack of interest in publishing her; has heard from Kippenberg [of Insel-Verlag] who is emphatic he will not release any of his novels to anybody; gives his personal details and suggests he contact Curtis Brown for dates of publication.

Mentions that his sister-in-law [Else Jaffe] was 'huffy' about his seeing her translation of 'Plumed Serpent'; says he is writing a little book about the Apocalypse - Offenbarung Johannis which he supposes will annoy everybody who reads him.
Termpublications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' (German)
literature, criticism, D.H. Lawrence
publications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'
Publication NoteK. Sagar and James T. Boulton, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993) vol VII, pp 609-10

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA74816Curtis Brown Limited; literary agents
NA75249E.P. Tal, publishers of Vienna, Austria
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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