JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/17/1984 - HFSID 155736
Sale Price $360.00
The author signs this letter of regret that he does not have any photographs of himself and explains that the recipient will know him better through reading his works
Autograph Letter Signed: "John Hersey", 1p, 6¼x7. New Haven, Connecticut, 1984, February 17. On personal letterhead to Mr. Nagy. In full: "Thank you for your pleasing letter. I'm afraid I don't keep any photographs of myself around: I don't especially like to look at my own face. Your generous reading of my books will have given you, at least indirectly, a better picture of me. Best wishes to you for pleasure in future reading - and other sorts of pleasure, too. Sincerely," A former war correspondent in the Pacific and Europe for Time magazine (1939-1945), John Hersey(1914-1993) brought vivid accounts of war to readers in such books as Men on Bataan (1942), Hiroshima (1946), a graphic report on the bombing of the Japanese city, and The Wall (1950). His 1944 book, A Bell for Adano, the story of the Allied occupation of Italy, won the 1945 Pulitzer Prizefor Fiction. Fold crease not near signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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