Typed letter signed (“Leonard”) to Marianne Ihlen ("My darling Marianne"), [New York] 11 February 1963.
One page, 280 x 215mm.
Optimistic about opportunities, he asks Marianne to join him in New York. “I want you to come to New York very soon and I’m working to arrange it. There’s a fair chance that a U.S. magazine will use a section of my book before publication and that will mean some money. Some short stories are being considered, too.”
He credits her support in helping bring The Favorite Game to completion. “I need you, my little darling, for so many things, to sleep with me, walk with me, eat with me, to create the house in which I can work. I could never have rewritten my book without you, and I don’t think I’ll write another one without you. So if I don’t make a fortune within the next little while, let’s get back to Hydra and be poor together.”
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
By descent from Marianne Ihlen.
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