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Beyond Love and Loyalty: The Letters of Thomas Wolfe and by Thomas Wolfe

By Thomas Wolfe

Letters--mostly of the nuts-and-bolts, sensible variety--between Thomas Wolfe and his literary agent, Elizabeth Nowell. Nowell served as Wolfe's editor for lots of of his brief tales, paring them all the way down to lead them to appropriate to magazines. Oddly adequate, his angle towards her used to be thankful instead of hostile, and their deep mutual recognize is obviously obtrusive in those letters.

Originally released in 1983.

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56 in payment of the second instalment due on the German price for Boom Town. Pretty small potatoes when it comes in little hunks like this, but anyway its deposited to your credit. S. The 0. Henry collection wanted to use "Only the Dead Know Brooklyn" so Perkins and I have given them our joint consent in your absence. Hope that's all right. I know you were a little sore at Hansen about something he said about "Boom Town" but he really meant terribly well and his review of "Of Time and the River" will convince you I guess.

3. Published as "The Names of the Nation" in Modern Monthly, December 1934. 4. Published in Vanity Fair, October 1935, and later included in From Death t o Morning. * * * March 8, 1934 [carbon copy] Mr. Maxim Lieber 545 Fifth Avenue New York City Dear Lieber: Thanks for your note and for the enclosed check representing my share of the sale of Boom Town to the American Mercury. It is certainly a welcome addition t o my lean and hungry pocket book, and although I hoped we would get more for all the work we did, I am glad we got something and I hope we both have even better luck next time.

I wish you'd leave out the part about going to the convent which, believe it or not, is digression and doesn't help any despite its indisputable charm. I think it would help if the girl and her father went to White's and met the priests there and the conversation between them took place actually on that night instead of being vaguely remembered as having once occurred. " Maybe that wouldn't be true of White's but I bet Mr. Chapin would remember what it looked like enough for you to get a couple of sentences out of it, or I could try to find some pictures of it.

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