Lot #510
James Joyce

Writing in support of "the publication of Pound's book"
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Writing in support of "the publication of Pound's book"

ALS, one page, 5.25 x 7, 28 Campden Grove letterhead, June 17, 1931. Letter to British painter, publisher, and poet Desmond Harmsworth, in full: "From the enclosed letter it would seem that you are looking for me in connection with the publication of Pound's book which I have been trying to arrange. If this is so perhaps you can ring me up here some morning?" In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Joyce's hand.

During this period, Joyce was in London to establish a domicile in England for the purpose of marrying Nora Barnacle—his common law wife since 1904—thereby protecting his children's claim to his literary estate under English law. In the present letter, Joyce makes reference to Ezra Pound's book of essays entitled How to Read, which would be published by Harmsworth in December 1931. A fantastic letter associating two great Modernists.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #600 - Ended January 13, 2021

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