Archive of 5 Typed Letters Signed.

POLLOCK, Channing (1880-1946).

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Title: Archive of 5 Typed Letters Signed.

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Popular and prolific American playwright. Nice archive of five TLsS, each 1p, 8½" X 11", Shoreham, NY, 1942 June 3 to December 11. Addressed to poet Joseph Auslander (1897-1965) at the Library of Congress. Very good to fine. All concern the donation of Pollock's manuscripts to the Library of Congress (although he protests protests, "I don't want to crowd you with Pollockiana."). ".nothing would give me greater pleasure," writes Pollock, "and particularly because. the inspiration for my most successful play, 'THE FOOL', came of an afternoon's reading in that Library." Regarding the manuscript of his just-completed autobiography ("Harvest of My Years"), Pollock sheds some light on his work methods: ".all but the first two chapters of this are written in pencil. The first two were dictated and typed, and, if you desire, with the combination I will include a note of explanation. The pencilled manuscript is voluminous, of course, and, should you prefer, I could substitute a typed script with pen and ink corrections in my handwriting, but I think you will agree that, if it can be preserved, the original pencilled script is more interesting." A fine little archive with much biographical and bibliographical interest. Bookseller Inventory # 27899

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