BARJAVEL René (1911-1985). MANUSCRIT autograph... - Lot 10 - Drouot Estimations

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BARJAVEL René (1911-1985). MANUSCRIT autograph... - Lot 10 - Drouot Estimations
BARJAVEL René (1911-1985). MANUSCRIT autograph signed " René Barjavel ", Passage du Malin (Madeleine), [December 1947]; 9 pages in-4 with erasures and corrections. Dramatic chronicle on the play by François MAURIAC. Article for Carrefour, with numerous erasures and corrections, having been used for the printing, with typographers' marks. [Passage du Malin was created at the Madeleine theater on December 12, 1947, in a staging by Jean Meyer, with Marie Bell and André Brulé in the main roles. The critical reception was very negative]. Barjavel writes a virulent critique of the play. Mauriac's hell is "a swamp where the sewage of families comes to deposit soft stratifications. The characters of M. Mauriac know only one sin, that of the flesh. The Satan who frightens them brandishes a bed sheet as his standard. [] Passage du Malin presents us with a complete sample of these bizarre beings [...]. The spectator, almost always embarrassed and often dismayed, watches with amazement these ghosts agitating, tearing, sniffing, sobbing, grumbling with pleasure and abomination [...] This Passage of the Evil One will undoubtedly be only a furtive stroll, the Western civilization will continue, spreading around it other perfumes than this smell of dormitory which emanates from the stage of the Madeleine theater and suffocates the moderately balanced spectator ".
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