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Lot #336
John Steinbeck

On winning the Nobel Prize: "Anyone who says he doesn't like a friendly pat on the back is untruthful or a fool"

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On winning the Nobel Prize: "Anyone who says he doesn't like a friendly pat on the back is untruthful or a fool"

TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, November 12, 1962. Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Ken Browne, sending thanks for congratulations on his receipt of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature. In part: "I can't tell you how happy your letter of congratulation has made me, but I'm going to try. Anyone who says he doesn't like a friendly pat on the back is untruthful or a fool. Far from the least rewarding results of the Nobel Award to me have been the many letters of congratulation which are a clear indication to me that people care." In very good to fine condition, with creasing and chipping to the edges.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #549 - Ended April 10, 2019





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