Lenningrad: Leningrad:, 1969.
First Edition. Soft cover. Signed by Author. First Edition of this Russian thesis examining the esthetic views of Jean-Paul Sartre. Inscribed by the author to Sartre on the title-page and Inscribed and Signed by Jean-Paul Sartre to close friend Michelle Vian, (Boris Vian's wife). A fresh, bright copy in the original printed wrappers. 16 pp. Housed in an elegant custom clamshell case, black cloth over marbled paper, red morocco spine label with gilt titles. An uncommon Sartre title. An Important Association Copies as Sartre began a life-long affair with writer & maverick creative force, Boris Vian's first wife, Michele L'Eglise in the late 40's, which lasted until Sartre's death in 1980. L'Eglise & Vian divorced in 1951. Sartre & de Beauvoir loved Boris & promoted him often. Sartre nominated Vian for a celebrated literary prize for the novel, L'Ecume. Vian's extraordinary work mirrored his fascinating life. A jazz trumpeter, film actor, cabaret singer, translator, record company executive, jazz writer, inventor of the elastic wheel, Vian moved in both the world of Miles Davis & Dizzie Gillespie, as well as that of Sartre & de Beauvoir.
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