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I am just back from three weeks in the Roosevelt Hospital and a slight operation3. Are
operations ever slight? Even when they deal kindly with their immediate objective,
they seem to knock the rest of you out pretty effectively. I am ashamed to tell you
that I have not read THE PRACTICAL
COGITATOR4, so thoroughly as I mean to do. I have, however, with great
pleasure read the section5 "How to
Compose Your Life". I came upon it on merely opening the book, thought it looked
interesting,- and I found it interesting. For a few weeks to come I shall need
larger type and wider spacing than The Cogitator offers me. When I am going on low
gear I long for
theme - and
Freud8 gives me a crick in the neck
.! I look forward to a clearer brain for The Cogitator.
By the way, Alfred Knopf9 tells me that he has everywhere heard most flattering things about The Cogitator, and that it is a very live book on the market.Faithfully yours, Willa Cather
P.S. Please ask your business department to send me a statement of all royalties paid to me by Houghton Mifflin since March 1945.Bramball will do