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Lot 531
£300 - 400
US$ 500 - 670
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Autograph letter signed (“Love from Elias Canetti”), to the historian Veronica Wedgwood (“My dear Veronica”), informing her of another offer from Italy for the translation of his book (almost certainly Auto da Fe), reporting his unfortunate illness while on holiday in Cornwall, asking her not to tell his wife about this, and looking back to a time they had spent together (“...I often think of our stormy afternoon; perhaps you would have hated it, if the storm hadn’t helped me. Or did you hate it anyway?...”), 2 pages, 8vo, in pencil, Cornwall, “Monday”


  • Elias Canetti to the translator of ‘Auto da Fe’: this massive epic, his first and only novel, was published as Dier Blendung in 1934; Veronica Wedgwood’s English translation, Auto da Fe, appearing in 1946.