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System Number: 13444
Date: [21 April 1890][1]
Author: Stéphane Mallarmé[2]
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Published
Document Type: PLc[3]


Cher ami

Quel désastre, hier: je suis rentré à onze heures, et j'ai trouvé le papier bleu - désolé de vous avoir manqué mais surtout de votre soirée gâchée. Je voulais vous le dire, ce matin; et vous serre la main.

votre

Stéphane Mallarmé

onze heures

... et je diner [sic] justement chez Méry[4], qui vous invitait à diner Jeudi.


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Translation:

Dear friend

What a disaster yesterday was: I arrived home at eleven o'clock, and I found the piece of blue paper - sorry that I missed you but sorry especially for your wasted evening. I wanted to tell you so this morning; and I shake your hand.

your

Stéphane Mallarmé

eleven o'clock

... and I was just dining at Méry's, who was inviting you for dinner on Thursday.


Notes:

1.  [21 April 1890]
According to Barbier, this is a reply to JW's telegram of 20 April 1890 (#03796).

2.  Stéphane Mallarmé
Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), Symbolist writer and poet [more].

3.  PLc
Published in Barbier, Carl P., ed., Correspondance Mallarmé-Whistler: Histoire de la grande amitié de leurs dernières années, Paris, 1964 [GM, A.28], p. 56, no. XXXI.

4.  Méry
Méry Laurent (1849-1900), née Anne-Rose Louviot, actress and courtesan [more].