Article number: 2665
An attractive letter very close in time to Quasimodo’s Nobel prize for Literature in the winter of 1959.
Addressed to “Gentile signora Bolay”, actually Karl H. Bolay (1914-1993), no signora at all. Bolay was the translator of a volume of Quasimodo into German (1950), moved to Sweden from Germany in 1957 to become library director at Malung.
Bolay had apparently hoped that Quasimodo would be able to visit Malung when he came to Sweden to receive his prize. Quasimodo replies that he can make no promises, he is uncertain as to what other “impegni” he might have in Sweden and is also worried about the cold nordic climate.
Accompanied by a later from Bolay to an unnamed recipient. Among other things he writes that he and Quasimodo had later fallen out over the negotiation of the terms of another translation.
Folded twice, witjh filing holes in the lefthand margin.
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