Thursday’s lineup of eye-popping articles and literary brain candy:
Dickens and Tolkien Collaborate? (via Poets and Writers)
The Prisoner Poet (via Poets and Writers)
Letters of Note (via Jason Boyett)
In 1975, Norman Maclean‘s book, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, was rejected by publishers Alfred A. Knopf after initially being green-lit — thankfully, it was eventually released by University of Chicago Press, to much acclaim. Some years after the rejection, in 1981, an editor at Knopf named Charles Elliott wrote to Maclean and expressed an early interest in his next book.
The following letter was written by Maclean, to Elliott, soon after. Maclean later called it, “one of the best things I ever wrote […] I really told those bastards off. What a pleasure! What a pleasure! Right into my hands! Probably the only dream I ever had in life that came completely true.”
(Click the “Letters of Note” link above to read the letter – priceless.)
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Link of the day: A list of literary agents, compiled by the publication, “Poets and Writers”
What blog posts or articles caught your attention this week?