Chapter 6, 20 November 1970


Chapter 6, 20 November 1970


Nadia Boulanger


Théodore Stravinsky, Théodore Strawinsky


20 November 1970


Bibliothèque nationale



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Théodore Strawinsky to Boulanger
November 20, 1970
Very dear Friend,
Once again your note upset me. No, I did not know anything about this interview or, rather,
pseudo-interview: When I think about this summer when we saw my father in Evian every day,
he was totally incapable of associating two ideas or two sentences in a row, having never even
understood that he was in Evian and no longer in New York! But the drama that surrounds him is
so great nothing surprises me . . .
Would you be so kind as to give me—by return mail if possible—the reference of the journal
that published the text and the date it came out, so that I might find it?
You understand us, I know, and you know how much all this tears us apart. Thank you
wholeheartedly. How I would love to see you!
Denise and I send our love and all of our deepest affection,
* * *
Théodore Strawinsky à Boulanger
20 novembre 1970
Chère grande Amie,
Une fois de plus votre mot me bouleverse. Non, je ne sais rien de cette interview ou
plutôt pseudo-interview : quand je pense que cet été où nous avons vu mon père à Evian
chaque jour, il était totalement incapable d’associer deux idées ou deux phrases de suite,
n’ayant même jamais compris qu’il était à Evian et non plus à New York ! Mais le drame
est si grand autour de lui que tout me parait possible…
Auriez-vous la grande bonté de me donner—par retour de courrier si possible—la
référence, c. à. d. la revue qui a publié ce texte et la date de la parution, afin que je puisse
le procurer.
Vous nous comprenez, je le sais, et vous savez combien tout cela nous déchire. Merci de
tout cœur. Comme j’aimerais vous voir !
Nous vous embrassons, Denise et moi, avec toute votre profonde affection.



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