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#0200: Willa Cather to William Stanley Braithwaite, June 29, 1911

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Dear Mr. Braithwaite1:

I am very much interested in reading your outline. It seems to me that it might make an extremely interesting article, but McClure's3 never does anything at all in the way of literary criticism. Every magazine that specializes (as we specialize along sociological and economic lines) must, of course, leave some subjects absolutely untouched; and literary critidism is one of the things that we never touch, even remotely. I think the best possible essay in criticism would be a discordant note in a magazine so essentially journalistic as McClure's.

Very sincerely yours, Willa Sibert Cather William Stanley Braithwaite, Esq., 223 West Canton St., Boston, Mass.4