Description: American novelist John Cheever (1912-1982) boldly signed this typed letter to Joseph Kane of New Windsor, NY. Cheever thanks Mr. Kane for his kind words about his novel The Wapshot Scandal and also discusses a recent elm tree blight: “When the Elm blight hit my property I think I felled, cut and split at least thirty trees. One doesn’t split them, of course, one peels them. What I wasn’t able to burn in the first year rotted very swiftly.”
The Wapshot Scandal was Cheever’s second novel, a sequel to The Wapshot Chronicle, and was awarded the William Dean Howells Medal in 1965.
Cheever’s works often explored the duality of human nature and a nostalgia for a vanishing way of life. The Stories of John Cheever won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Typed on an 8 ½” x 5 ½” sheet of Cheever’s personal stationery. Original transmittal envelope included. Item #A00767.
Condition: Fold lines, otherwise very good condition.