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#2052: Willa Cather to Frederic Gershom Melcher, [October 18 to December 31, 1919]

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I've had the greatest fun with Jurgen4! If the indecent parts of the book were cut out, there'd be nothing interesting left, and that's a real merit. In most American books the indecency is so unessential, even when its put there with a swagger.

The Macy people put in a card from you, so when I opened the book I knew you had yielded to a friendly and generous impulse after leaving Bank street that afternoon. Please come again before the season is over. You are the only man connected with the selling end of the book trade whom it doesn't make me vastly blue to talk with. I am reading Reynard the Fox5 on your advice.

Faithfully yours Willa Cather