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#2645: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, [November 5 or 6, 1931]

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Luhan ⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Alfred1;

You may use the first of the two passages you marked3 — it’s the more interesting of the two. But please don’t put it on the front of the jacket4 — give it a retired spot5. I breaking a rule to oblige. If it were a novel, I couldn’t — I’ve refused too many old friends. But this is a special sort of book, after all.

Faithfully Willa Cather