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Typed letter signed, Dec. 21, 1951. To John Woodburn

White, E.B.) White, Katharine S.; [Gaddis, William]

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Writing the Little, Brown editor asking to read the unfinished manuscript of William Gaddis's novel (not yet titled "The Recognitions") with a view to publishing a chapter as a short story in The New Yorker. This did not happen. With carbons of Woodburn's reply to White, informing her that New American Library would be publishing a portion, and a carbon of an earlier three-page letter from Woodburn to Gaddis containing a detailed critique of a version of Gaddis's manuscript, ending "I have quite often gone over work much more incomplete than this but seldom with as many good ideas or as sensitive writing". Bookseller Inventory # 29102

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