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Autograph manuscript of the preface of the first edition of "La double mort de Frédéric Belot" (1932). 21 pages, in8, half vellum bradel, smooth spine, title piece, cover with handwritten title. Manuscript with corrections and erasures, signed with its monogram, with an autograph note signed Claude Aveline dated September 1, 1985 for Max (Max Philippe Delatte) "who could better have this reader's apostrophe, and for your birthday, since it appears on a birth certificate, that of Frédéric Belot, the authentic one?
We'll always have something to talk about". Preface to this famous detective novel published by Grasset editions, where the author apostrophe the reader by tutoring him "Reader, if you are in a hurry to know how the commissioner Frédéric Belot could have died twice, abandon this foreword. To show you from the outset that you'll find only general considerations, theoretical reflections, in short, useless, we've printed it in small print..." Then defends the literary quality of the detective novel "In France, real writers, those who care about building a work, are afraid of the so-called detective formula. They are the ones who are wrong, not the formula...The misfortune is that when a genre is discredited, the one who devotes himself to it comes to neglect himself. Claude Aveline, the writer who first gave the detective novel its letters of nobility, dixit Boileau-Narcejac. Seal: The good to print and long autograph sent to Max, dated 30.11.45, of the second edition of his famous novel "The Prisoner", published by
Emile-Paul, 1946, in-12, bradel demi -toile. Numerous corrections, the original edition published in 1936. Novel which inspired Albert Camus for "L'Etranger" published in 1942 in
Algiers. They met in 1937 during an interview on radio Algiers. Les Muses Mêlées, 1926, in-12 paperback, with a consignment addressed to Franz Toussaint
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