Lot #507
Sinclair Lewis

Lewis halts his autumnal writing schedule, "except for the review of Conrad"
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Lewis halts his autumnal writing schedule, "except for the review of Conrad"

TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, September 28, 1925. Letter to Clifford B. Smyth of the International Book Review, in part: "I am ashamed of you for having worried over what Doc Collins said about the 'Arrowsmith.' It is not at all a bad thing to have a book interestingly damned and bring forth some reaction—as this review proved to do—in the extremely interesting letter which you printed in reply to Collins. Also there is a good deal of justification in Collins' view—the question as to whether science should be ameliorative or worked at a long distance is one that will never, I suppose, be settled….I hope to do no more reviewing at all this autumn except for the review of Conrad which I have already done for the Evening Post and a review of Drieser's book which I have already promised to the World." Lewis corrects a few lines in his own hand. In fine condition.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #580 - Ended April 08, 2020

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