Typed letter signed (“Leonard”) to Marianne Ihlen ("my darling Marianne!"), [Montreal] 10 January 1961.
One page, 280 x 216mm (a little soiling and light wear).
“Good morning, my darling Marianne!” An ebullient, manic missive reporting productive, commercial work with Irving Layton and a brain “too fuzzy to write anything.” Still pursuing television scripts, he reports “an excellent chance that the CBC will buy them for about three thousand dollars. That’s about fifteen hundred apiece.” He asks her “What are you thinking?” and praises her own letters—“they are so simple and beautiful. A writer would give his arm for your kind of honesty.”
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
By descent from Marianne Ihlen.
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