ALS in French, signed “J. P. Sartre,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, no date but circa 1969. Letter to "My little Gerald," in part (translated): "As for Ho Chi Minh, you must be reassured already; it is true that Chou Enlai left before Kossyguine's arrival, but you know by now that they met in Peking. I have no idea what will result from their conversation, but it shows that both sides are intent on keeping communication channels open. You will succeed in becoming a teacher, I have full confidence in you in this regard: I can tell by your letter that you have made up your mind. Since Carellini himself thinks you are very talented, you must perform, it's really up to you, and I can sense you're up to it and don't want to blow it, this time. You'll make friends, you must be patient, you'll make friends outside your family…As for the friends you made through your mother—like me, just note that they came through her but remained thanks to you. You know well that, in my relationship with you, I see you because I want to be your friend, not because your mother asked me to do so. So don't think that you are a passive recipient of what is given to you: you've earned it. You know, my little Gerald, I don't think you know yourself very well, that you are aware of your worth. We'll talk about it when I get back, if you want. I am happy that things are alright between your mother and you. And we'll see what can be done so that the winter of 69-70 is less of a drag for you than the 68-69 season was." In fine condition.
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