Leonora Carrington

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Leonora Carrington
3 autograph letters signed, one to Henri Parisot, the 2 others to Yves Bonnefoy (one written on toilet paper). 1 p. in-12, 2 pp. in-4 and long strip of toilet paper (47 x 10,5 cm). A preserved envelope. Mexico City, August 29, 1977. Approximate spelling. Very amusing set about her formal refusal to Yves Bonnefoy to publish Une Chemise de nuit de flanelle. She sends both versions of her refusal to Henri Parisot, asking him to pass on her choice to Bonnefoy. One version "on luxury paper" [ordinary cut paper]: "Dear Mr. de Bonnefoy, I regret not to allow you to publish La Chemise de Nuit de Flanelle [...]". The other "in practical pink paper" [toilet paper strip] is much more vehement: "I formally forbid you to include my work Chemise de nuit de flanelle in your personal ramblings. Leonora Carrington". Then, below, two other crazy versions. In her letter to Henri Parisot, she explains herself and attaches 3 versions of explanations of refusal (equally zany), to be cut out (with highlights of colored pencils): "1. Because this work was not written by me. I copied it from an original work of : Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Jean-Paul Sartre or the Marquise de Savigné (please choose). It was never, therefore, translated". And underneath: "Cut here, send in a fortune cookie", "2. because this gentleman made a clearly pornographic translation, but this piece (shirt etc.) was written for religious reasons [...]".
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