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#2508: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, [January 23, 1921]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ 5 Dear Mr. Knopf1;

I am very much pleased by the statement which I got from you on Friday, and I think you have done splendidly with the book3.

Just a word about "Claude"4. I have been careful not to drop a hint5 to anyone as to what the novel is to be about, and I think it would be better if you preserve the same silence. Itf word gets abroad now that a story touches the war at all, people class it as a war novel and are bored with it before it appears. I want this to be regarded as the story of a boy's life6,- anything else is secondary.

Faithfully yours Willa Cather