Gide, André. (1869–1951) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)]
Autograph Signature and Dedication to David Diamond
Autograph signature and dedication from the French author and Nobel prize-winner, clipped from a book. Gide has penned (translated from the French): "With my apologies for offering a damaged copy, but it was the only one left that I could find. / André Gide / Le Pauvre sous l'Escalier is out of print." Together with a clipped half-tone photograph of the writer. Rather heavily toned with mounting remnants at the head; overall very good. 3.5 x 5 inches (8.8 x 12.4 cm), photograph 5.5 x 7.25 inches (14 x 18.8 cm).
From the collection of David Diamond, considered one of the preeminent American composers of his generation. He enjoyed wide success in the 1940's and 1950's, before the serial and modernist trends largely pushed him into the shadows. The New York Times described him as "part of what some considered a forgotten generation of great American symphonists, including Howard Hanson, Roy Harris, William Schuman, Walter Piston and Peter Mennin."
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