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#1319: Willa Cather to Bruce Bliven, June 13, 1936

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Mr. Bliven1:

I hate to be disobliging, and had your request come to me a year ago I should certainly have given you permission to use the essay3 you speak of. But I am including this paper in a volume of essays4 which Mr. Knopf5 is bringing out this fall. I must therefore ask you, as a favor, that you will not include the NOVEL DEÉMEUBLEÉ in your retrospective anthology. It would certainly be very awkward for me to have the same essay appearing in two volumes6 in the same month.

Very cordially yours, Willa Cather