First Female Nobel Literature Winner Selma Lagerloff Autograph Letter Signed, 1904
ALS : Autograph Letter SignedSelma Lagerloff's Autograph Letter Signed about her publications. An active suffrage leader in Europe, First Female Nobel literature Selma Lagerloff was well known for creating vivid children's educational literature, including "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils." In awarding her body of work in 1909, the Nobel committee praised Lagerloff's "lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings." In this German 4 page Autograph Letter Signed (1904, in German), a key period of her writing leading up to the prize, she corresponds with her translator about someone who unlawfully "published parts of Osynliga Lanker who is currently busy seeking a publisher for a new edition" without her permission. Ultimately Lagerloff dismisses the distraction to focus on her writing, "I cannot write anything but belles lettres pieces…I am engaged on a big piece of work, from which I do not wish to break off." Comes with two rare press photos: One from 1931 of Lagerloff wearing the "White Rose of Finland" award pin; and a second photo from 1934 of Lagerloff with the King of Sweden.
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