Mann, Thomas, German writer and Nobel laureate (1875-1955). Autograph letter signed.

Kilchberg, 26 June 1955.

8vo. 1 p.


One of Thomas Mann's last letters: to the publisher Kurt Desch (1903-84), for whose anthology "Die schönsten Erzählungen der Welt" (Munich 1955) Mann was to write a preface. In July 1955 the Manns travelled to the Dutch North Sea resort of Noordwijk. On July 17, Thomas Mann there started work on the preface, which he completed four days later. A serious illness forced him to cut his stay short and return to Zurich, where Mann passed away on August 12. The "Preface" thus became his literary legacy.

Slightly faded at edges.

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