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First, let me say that Miss Cather thinks your condensation of two chapters of “Shadows on the Rock”5 an intelligent one for your purpose. But we are sorry that you took the trouble to make a condensation without first consulting either the publisher or the author.
Neither Mr. Knopf6 nor Miss Cather ever
permits any condensation of, or extracts from, her books to be published.
Even in scholarly articles written about Miss Cather’s work, the author must
obtain special permission from Miss Cather to use lengthy quotations. The
American copyright law gives authors strict protection in the matter of
quotation. For instance, when a new book is published the reviewers
are not allowed to quote an
limited to the number of words they may quote in their reviews.
Here is the letter from the “Christian Educators” and the suggested reply.Yours W. S. C.