Letter from Samuel Solomonovich Koteliansky to Leonard Woolf (16/02/1923)

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[[MS 2750/38/9]]


5 Acacia Rd  
St. John's Wood, N.W.8


Febr.16, 1923


Doporior*1 Leona[r]d.


I enclose the*2 first pages of the book "Near Tolstoi" by A. Goldenvaiser.- If only the new (never published before in Russian) material was translated it would make a book of at least 200 pages. Without selecting it could run into 400 pages.- I want you to read it as soon as you can and tell me if you like it, as I am afraid that some one else may use translate this book if the thing is protracted.


Personally I think that "Near Tolstoi" is a valuable book; I feel it also to be perfectly honest and written by a decent man.-


I shall also expect to hear from you with regard to the Rosanov book.


Yours | SSK*3(Signature)  






*1 Russian for Dear

*2 Throughout the letter the author uses what looks like 'ta' for 'the'

*3 Samuel Solomonovich Koteliansky







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Letter from Samuel Solomonovich Koteliansky to Leonard Woolf (16/02/1923)


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Koteliansky encloses the first pages of 'Near Tolstoy' by A. Goldenvaiser which he believes could make a book of 200 pages, he gives it a positive review. He asks for Woolf's opinion and for his opinion on the 'Rozanov' book.



Manuscript letter signed by Koteliansky