A Letter to the Bruckner Society from Thomas Mann (1875-1955)

A Letter to the Bruckner Society from Thomas Mann (1875-1955)
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Typed Letter Signed to the American Bruckner Society

A typed letter signed from the highly influential, Nobel Prize–winning German novelist and social critic to the American Bruckner Society, stating that he has received news of the Society with great interest and declining an invitation to talk on the subject of Bruckner and Mahler.

Nidden, Memel-Land [now Lithuania], 19 July 1932. [Translated from the German:]

"Dear sirs, I received your news of the emergence of an American Bruckner Society with the greatest interest. Urgent work prevents me, at the moment, from commenting on Bruckner and Mahler, two musicians whom I sincerely admire. However, I accept with pleasure your invitation to become an honorary member of your society, and thank you for the honor you bestow upon me."

1 page, together with the original typed envelope. Staple holes, a few marks, small tears to edges, splitting along folds; one small tape repair on the verso; overall in very good condition. 8.5 x 11.5 inches (22.1 x 29 cm).

Selling price was $1,500.00