Making arrangements for a visit to a midwestern town, giving instructions for mailing books to be signed, and detailing ideas and requirements for establishing "correspondence committees" to evaluate and discuss contemporary writing, in two autograph letters, signed July 12 and August 1, 1967, to bookseller Roger O'Connor, in Pittsburgh, Kansas.

New York, 1967. 4to. Six pages [rectos only], approximately 400 words, in part: 'I have been wanting to see established Correspondence Committees. The time has come, long since. I shall answer your questions — put to me once, if you will establish a correspondence committee, have normal, regular meetings, draft a democratic constitution and pledge to hold in abeyance, a final name, until I have time to set it up, ad hoc. Also, that you will publish a bulletin, at least bi-monthly, that you will copyright its contents, especially any contents of mine. That you will transfer copyrights of my writings to me … novels, poetry, etc., can be sent around separately, but they are not to be the main concern of the committee … I shall, as soon as possible align the committees around a magazine, but I will edit it … This idea, I hold promising, and it can grow. I hope you will like it and act on it." The letters are accompanied by the mailing envelope for the August 1 missive, addressed by Farrell and with his return address on the verso. Some browning, but very good. Folded. (#5146). Item #58214

Price: $450.00

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