Address Unknown

By: TAYLOR, Kressmann

Price: $35.00

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TAYLOR, Kressmann. Address Unknown. New York : Simon and Schuster, 1939. Pp(64). 8vo, black cloth pine, grey paper covered boards, red lettering to f ront cover, white envelope vignette to front board and white lettering to spine. Foreword by Whit Burnett, editor of Story Magazine. "In this dramaticseries of letters (between an American living in San Francisco and his for mer business partner who returned to Germany) American writing has been enriched by one of those rarities in the field of literature, a perfect short story. Further, it is one of those inevitable stories, so significantly conceived and so naturally expressed that both the average reader and the professional author are likely to experience a kindred shocked reaction: “Why, I could have written that. Why didn’t I think of that before!” In every work of genius, says Goethe reflectively, we recognize our own rejected thoughts. Kressmann Taylor, the author, is a woman. She is a wife, and the motherof three children. Between 1926 and 1928 she was an advertising copy write r. Since then, except for times when she has had occasional satirical verses in periodicals, she has considered herself a “housewife” and not a writer. Address Unknown springs out of a background, she says, of reality. It is based upon a few actual letters. And in discussion of these letters with her husband, Elliott Taylor, the idea of this story emerged, its finished form, she generously says, owing perhaps as much to her husband and his enthusiasm as to herself. Thus, from the first, it would seem, Address Unknown took on a kind of communal or social quality." (from the Foreword). Spine sunned, margins browned, else very good. 35.00

Title: Address Unknown

Author Name: TAYLOR, Kressmann

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, New York, 1939,:

Seller ID: 100112

Keywords: LITERATURE LETTERS WOMEN SHORT STORY LITERARY FICTION UNITED STATES AMERICAN,