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[Original Autograph Letter, Signed, About His Publishing History]
Ashmansworth, near Newbury, 1931. Three pages, on rectos of three quarto sheets. Ca. 350 words. Folded for mailing, otherwise very good. A gracious and informative letter, to one "Mrs. H. Kurath," in New Haven, CT, assisting in her intent to write an article about his work. He notes his addition of his forthcoming book to her list of his titles (not present), references prizes associated with THIS QUARTER, and elaborates on his earliest publications: "My first appearance in print was in 'The Barricade' - three poems. 'The Barricade' was published in 1921. It was edited by Sherard Vines, who also contributed poems, and it contained also work by Herbert Read, Paul Selver & others. It was a flimsy sheet of cheap paper, doubled. A hundred or so were sold in America, and a few more over here, but I doubt if half a dozen copies now exist. It was intended to be a periodical, but died with the first number." He denotes his July 1926 appearance in THE DIAL as his first "mature" work, and references a portion of HIS MONKEY WIFE (along with the "the last reasonably successful passage of the novel in which I am at present engaged ") as his favorite work. He concludes with a discussion of a work then in progress "...which has not yet shown any likelihood of being finished in the next few years ...." Signed in full, and accompanied by the original envelope.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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