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William Gaddis
three unpublished letters
Three letters from early 1954 to William Converse Haygood (1910-85), a writer and public relations officer Gaddis met in Spain in 1949, later editor of the “Wisconsin Magazine of History” from 1957 to 1975. All three concern Gaddis’s final corrections to “The Recognitions” and his misgivings about it. All are on thin 8.5 x 13 paper, are folded, and have not yet been published. The envelopes are not present. 1. 4 January 1954, typed and signed. Two single-spaced pages, around 950 words. Gaddis reminisces about his time in Spain with Haygood, and conveys his publisher’s initial startled reaction to the novel. 2. 30 March 1954, handwritten and signed, one page, around 200 words. More misgivings about the novel and what to do next with his life. 3. 16 April 1954, handwritten and signed, one page, around 200 words. Invites Haygood out to New York for a visit (from Wisconsin), provides various addresses and phone numbers. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Steven Moore Bookseller [Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A.]
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