Maurice Barrès (Charmes, 1862 – Neuilly-sur-Sein, 1923)

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Autograph letter signed “Maurice Barrès”, postmarked “10.8.84[?]”, by the French novelist and politician, author of The Cult of the Self (1888), which made him an important figure in the French Aestheticism movement. Barrès writes to the doctor Marteuley, saying he will go back in Paris the next day, and makes arrangement for a meeting. In 1889 Barrès was elected to the Chamber of Deputies as a Boulangist. He stood as an inspiring figure for many monarchists, but he always remained a republican. One page (13 cm x 17 cm), in fine condition. Envelope included.