An acquisition that will enrich our 20th century literary history

17th of March 2014

Over 15,000 letters exchanged between Dominique Rolin and Philippe Sollers between 1958 and 2008 and 35 volumes of Dominique Rolin’s personal diaries have been saved and are now part of our public collections. The documents reflect a lengthy romantic and literary adventure between two of the leading figures of French literature during the 20th century.

The Philippe Sollers – Dominique Rolin Fund’s collection of letters and diaries is now accessible at the Belgian Royal Library to which it was entrusted by the Kind Baudouin Foundation. It is currently being catalogued and studied with a view to producing an important publication. The work will enable us to take a new look at the work of this Belgian novelist as well as European literary history of the second half of the 20th century.