Paris: Paris: Eric Losfeld, 1971.
First Edition. Soft Cover. Signed by Author. First Edition Inscribed and Signed by Jean-Paul Sartre to his close friend Michelle Vian (Boris Vian's wife). A bright, fresh copy, (some sunning to edge of cover), else near fine in the publisher's stiff illustrated wrappers. 50 pp. Housed in an elegant custom clamshell case, black cloth over marbled paper, red morocco spine label with gilt titles. 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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