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#2730: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, July 10 [1944]

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ASTICOU INN3
NORTHEAST HARBOR2
MAINE
K 7/12 Dear Alfred1:

Surely you have done nobly by me in the matter of the little pamphlet4! I don't see how you could manage to get out such an attractive piece of printing5 in these days of all-shortages. I am very pleased and deeply grateful.

I have had the carpenter make me a proper writing table. It will be installed tomorrow, and I shall be able to write more plainly.

Perhaps if you make up an ad from several people you would like something like the enclosed.

Miss Lewis6 always jeers at me when I attempt to write advertising, but this is not professional, it is simply how I feel about the book7.

W. S. C. 1944 JUL 12 AM 9:27
ASTICOU INN
NORTHEAST HARBOR
MAINE
Here at last Dear Mr. Knopf1;

Congratulations on your good fortune in securing Kessel's8 book. "Army of Shadows."7

Here at last is a book that tells us how the French Underground worked; incident by incident, sacrifice by sacrifice. The The courage and the constancy (and the resourcefulness) of all the unconquered and un-bought people of France9—this Russian has found a way bring it all before one's eyes. If this book is made into a film, it will surely stir this country.

Willa Cather 1944 JUL 12 AM 9:27