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Manuscript Letter Signed [Fine Association Letter] - Freund, Gisele - 1972. 
- A Fine ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED FROM GISELE FREUND to her Literary Agent Joan Daves (small paper clip stain to the top margin, three horizontal fold lines). The renowned French photographer, Gisele Freund, photographed an extensive number of famous people, particularly writers and artists of the twentieth century, and took the only known color photograph of James Joyce. Born in Germany, Freund was a Socialist and a vocal opponent of the Nazis. She fled from Germany to Paris, where she spent the majority of the rest of her life, and became a French Citizen. Gisele Freund is recognized as one of the great portraitists of the 20th century and photographed Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, James Joyce, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, George Bernard Shaw, T.S. Eliot, Eva Peron, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda and many others. Considered to be one of the world's foremost agents for serious and intellectual fiction and nonfiction, Joan Daves's clients included not only the world-renowned Photographer Gisele Freud, but also included six Nobel Prize winners [Heinrich Boll (1972), Elias Canetti (1981), Herman Hesse (1946), the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1964), Nelly Sachs (1966) and Gabriela Mistral (1945) -- five of which won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and one of which, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize (Joan Daves accompanied him to Stockholm, Sweden where he received the Prize)], as well as Frank O'Connor, Isaac Babel, Willie Morris, Vaclav Havel, Rachel Carson, and others. Of Daves, Robert Weil, a senior editor at St. Martin's Press, stated: "''She was literature. She was a brilliant critic, a brilliant reader. She was extremely nurturing. She had a social flair as well. She was a great person to put together people as if she ran a salon in New York which combined the writers of post-World War II European literature with the needs of American publishers.'' Manuscript letters from Gisele Freund are quite uncommon to the market and this letter has the benefit of both its scarcity to the market and of its association with a leading Literary Agent. A Fine ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED FROM GISELE FREUND HAVING A FINE ASSOCIATION. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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