Visiting Card to Camille Saint-Saëns

   Marcel Proust
   9 Boulevard Malesherbes

   would be very happy if Monsieur Saens would deign to cast his eyes over these few lines, and not reject them by virtue of the axiom that all writers are incapable of talking about music and accept the homage of a respectful and passionate admirer, still under the charm of a certain visit paid by M. Saint-Saens to Dieppe at Madame Lemaire's.

   Marcel Proust. 

14 December 1895. The"few lines" refers to his article published in Le Gaulois the same day: Figures parisiennes: Camille Saint-Saëns.


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