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#0668: Willa Cather to Irene Miner Weisz, January 24 [1923]

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Did you ever read such an absurd letter as the one I enclose? What does Hettie Skeene4 think she is doing? Of course she is trying to impress me with her vast literary knowledge, and she doesn't seem to know that the first requirement about is to be able to write a clear English sent sentence. Did you ever hear a lady talk through her hat so! Please enjoy her wisdom, and then send it on to Carrie5 and Mary6.

My cold kept me in the house for a week, but now it is almost well. I've turned down every evening invitation, including a whole bunch of operas, but on Monday night I am going to dine at the Knopfs'7 with Myra Hess8, the English pianist I like so much. "Claude"9 goes on selling merrily, and letters keep coming in about him, lovely enough to break your heart. The new edition of "April Twilights"10 is going to be one of the handsomest looking books I've ever seen. The printers11 have made a labor of love of it, and it's to be put in exhibitions of fine printing all over the world. It will cost them five or six times what they'll ever get out of it, and they are doing it just to show what lovely printing they can do.

Please send me a line and tell me whether you have been utterly worn out ever since I left,- I've had a remorseful fear that you would be.

With all my love and gratitude Willie
Mrs. C. W. Weisz1 818 Lafayette Parkway Chicago12 Ill. NEW YORK, N.Y. STA. C2 Jan 25 1923 330 PM