Consists of a handwritten draft of Violette Leduc's "Je hais les dormeurs," which was first published in the journal L'Arbalète in 1948 and later in a heavily condensed version at the end of her novel Ravages (1955). The first twenty-three pages contain the entire text and are numbered and signed on the last page. The draft also includes a dedication to Jean Genet, a note mentioning Marc Barbezat (editor of L'Arbalète), typographer's notes, and corrections. Four additional pages are also present, the numbering of which resumes on page twenty-six. These offer a modified version of the end of the story. Leduc's signature appears on the last page accompanied by the note "bon à tirer" ("ready to print.")
Includes correspondence and some manuscript materials relating to "The Lyrical Novel" (1961), "Divided" (1947), Rue the Day (2009), The Discovery of Slowness (1987), and "Paul Valéry: Protean Critic," from Modern French Criticism (1972).