CENDRARS, Baise (1887-1961)

Autograph letter signed “Blaise Cendrars” to Mr J.P Morphée c/o André Gillois radiodiffusion française
Paris, Wednesday 4th [February 1953], 1 p. in-12 with autograph adress, stamp and seal on verso

Cendras makes a short autobiographical record of his works

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CENDRARS, Baise (1887-1961)

Autograph letter signed “Blaise Cendrars” to Mr J.P Morphée c/o André Gillois radiodiffusion française
Paris, Wednesday 4th [February 1953], 1 p. in-12 with autograph adress, stamp and seal on verso
Glue stains on lower margin, tiny missing bit on upper margin

Cendras makes a short autobiographical record of his main works for his correspondent of the French Broadcasting


“Cher ami,
Voici la notice demandée. Je pense que cela suffit. Ma main.
Blaise Cendrars

Né le 1 septembre [18]87 – Poète du Monde Entier (1919) – Voyageur et reporter : Panorama de la Pègre (1931), Holywood (1936), la Banlieue de Paris (1950) le Brésil (1952).
Romancier : L’Or (1924), Dan Yack (1925), Moravagine (1926), L‘Homme foudroyé (1946), La Main coupée (1947), Bourlinguer (1949), Le Lotissement du ciel (1950).
A la radio : Blaise Cendrars vous parle (1952)”


Cendrars participated in the Second World War as a war correspondent on the British side. Soon after, he retired to Aix-en-Provence to write a very free four-volume autobiography entitled L’homme foudroyé, La main coupée, Bourlinguer and Le Lotissement du ciel, a masterpiece that synthesized the experiences of an adventurous and extraordinary life and his poetic research.