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#2976: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, [July 16, 1944]

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The above changes3 are quite O.K. with me. I’m so glad to have word4 of Pat5. I am working a little and enjoying it very much.

W. S. C.
Dear Mr. Knopf1:

Congratulations on your good fortune in securing Kessel’s6 ARMY OF SHADOWS7. Here at last is a book that tells us how the French Underground worked; incident by incident, sacrifice by sacrifice. The courage and the constancy (and the resourcefulness) of all the unconquered and unsought people of France8 -- this Russian Kessel has found a way to bring it all before one’s eyes. If this book is made into a film, it will surely stir this country9.

Willa Cather 1944 JUL 17 AM 9:48