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#2039: Willa Cather to Norman Foerster, [Spring 1933]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Norman Foerster1;

Awfully sorry, but Mister Knopf3 nor I could consent to your using anything from the new book4. What about "The Diamond Mine"5? It's rather a good study. But I hear you have some queer theory that every story must not only have a 'moral' but must state it, prove it, underscore it! I hope that's not true. An imaginative work should 'prove' a strong feeling, a sharp impression—nothing more.

Always cordially yours Willa Cather