Lot #517
John Steinbeck Autograph Letter Signed

Advice to a schoolteacher: "If you want them to read my work—forbid it. Then they will not only read it but will have a fine sense of sin too"
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Estimate: $600+

Description

Advice to a schoolteacher: "If you want them to read my work—forbid it. Then they will not only read it but will have a fine sense of sin too"

ALS, one page, 8 x 12.5, October 25, 1948. Handwritten letter to a teacher, in part: "I am sorry I have neither books nor pictures. The first I do not have around and the second I do not like. Please don't make your students read my work. This could give them a hatred they would never out grow. If you want them to read my work—forbid it. Then they will not only read it but will have a fine sense of sin too and some triumph over authority." In fine condition, with small tape stains at the corners.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021





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