JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/19/1959 - HFSID 173923
Sale Price $360.00
The author sends handwritten letter of regret that he is not able to speak at a PTA meeting
Autograph Letter Signed: "John Hersey", 1p, 6¼x7. Hull's Highway, Southport, Connecticut, 1959, October 19. On personal letterhead to Mrs. Saul. In full: "Thank you for your invitation to speak to your P. T. A. in February. I'm sorry to say I must decline, because for several years I have made no speeches of any kind; for I believe that a writer should stick to writing. Thanks for having asked me.. 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. Lightly toned. Fold crease not near signature. Lightly creased at upper margin. Water stain at left margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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