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#0943: Willa Cather to Josephine K. Piercy, August 3, [1928]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ My Dear Miss Piercy1:

You are quite at liberty to use3 anything you wish from the essay4 you mention. I have none of my own books here, but I should think the sketch of Claude Wheeler’s father in “One of Ours”5 rather better than the somewhat perfunctory one of St. Peter. “Tom Outland’s Story”6 I think pretty good narrative. I have no pages of manuscript with me. Does it matter much what students think about these things? The right ones know, by taste and instinct; the wrong ones will never know, really—which is well.

Very cordially yours Willa Cather