JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/26/1981 - HFSID 160024
Sale Price $360.00
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author signs a letter of regret that he was not at the meeting but is offering his services
Autograph Letter Signed: "John Hersey", 1p, 7¼x10½. New Haven, Connecticut, 1981 February 26.On personal letterhead to Anne Edwards. In full: "A teaching commitment kept me from the annual meeting this year. I'm sorry I wasn't able to be there to join others in welcoming you to the Presidency of the Guild. I look forward to working with you on contract matters. Geography keeps making it hard for me to attend as many meetings as I'd like, but I'm constantly on the phone with Irwin and Peter, and you can count on me to give time and work to our cause. 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 creases not near signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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