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#2616: Willa Cather to Blanche Wolf Knopf, June 30 [1930]

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My dear Blanche1;

I have been very busy doing nothing for five weeks now and am beginning to get a little bored with it. I may go3 on to Vienna4 in a few weeks, or I may go home5 and up to Grand Manan6, which seems to be the quietest spot in the world for work. It has been lovely to be so near Isabelle7 and Jan8, we have done lots of nice things together, but I hate to be in a city in summer, even when the city is Paris2, and if there is any really wild country in Europe9 I have never found it. The automobile10 has spoiled all that. When I first arrived everyone was having influenza, and I had it, too, for a week. I am very well now but I begin to long for green, quiet country. I’ve seen the Hambourgs and checked up on all my historical background11, and I came over for those two things. If I decide to go home in August I’ll let you know.

With love to you and greetings to everyone in the office

Yours Willa Cather