1937 Typed Letter from Paris Written to Lillian Aptheker Lowenfels, Wife of Communist Poet Walter Lowenfels by 'Beatrice.'
Paris, France: Not Published, 1937. Manuscript. Not Bound. Very Good. Item #028493
Letter dated May 25, 1937, 16 Rue St. Guillaume, VIIe Paris; addressed to "Lillian" (Lillian Aptheker Lowenfels, wife of Communist poet Walter Lowenfels) from Beatrice (last name unknown). Having just moved from her home in Paris: "…at 2, Impase de Conti. Not without regret for it had been my home since 1913, and within its walls I have heard and seen history in the making. Admirals, generals, ambassadors and cabinet ministers in and out of power. Also statesmen in embryo and journalists…." The writer is collecting material on the subject of Isabel of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy. She also inquires "…what is Walter (Lownfels) bringing forth? Has he the time to versify the torments of this drowning age?...I think he felt poetry was done for - no readers. True this may be for 1920 - 40, but later he will come into his own. Again. Poets will sing - but first they must be free…" "…Spain - but what can one had to the horrors that have already been printed? The League is holding more futile meetings and there will be a chance for oratory but I expect little else. It's just a talking machine…." Approx. 8" x 10" size; accomplished on good quality blue Conqueror London watermark paper; slight wear, old fold lines; in very good condition.