In Very Good condition, this item was well-stored and carefully preserved. It was folded once horizonatlly and twice vertically for insertion in a mailing envelope. There is an additional diagonal crease at bottom-left corner. On top left corner, a slit from removal of staple and a bit of wrinkling around slit. Some chipping along right vertical edge, and a couple of small tears along right edge (not discernable in scan). Some browning along edges. Contains some fascinating and humourous literary content between Miller and Pascal Covici, who was himself a literary legend in the publishing world (see below). Here, Miller is attempting to help his friend Alfred Perlès publish a book about the joys of smoking tobacco. Perles was a prominant character in several of Miller’s novels, such as “Quiet Days in Clichy” (in which the character “Carl” is based on Perlès), What Are You Going To Do About Alf? ” and a letter to Perlès in “Aller Retour New York. ” Miller also offers to wtite a preface to the work called “Fear and Anguish. In a “PS, ” Miller adds that he and his wife are rereading “Star of the Unborn, ” which he calls “a great work – a great reach of imagination, ” and suggests to Covici that it would make a good paperback edition project. “Star of the Unborn”. Was a science-fiction novel from 1945 written by. Franz Viktor Werfel (10 September 1890 26 August 1945) an Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet. The carbon-copy is printed on very delicate paper which has some chipping along edges, a couple of small tears on right edge, a one-inch tear at top edge, and a slit and wrinkling in upper corner where a staple was removed. According to wiki, Pascal Avram “Pat” Covici (18851964) was a Romanian Jewish-American book publisher and editor. Covici and his partner published Gene Fowler, Wyndham Lewis, Clifford Odets, Nathanael West, and John Steinbeck. They published Tortilla Flat in 1935 and other new and reprinted Steinbeck works. In 1938, Covici moved to Viking Press, where he convinced Steinbeck to sign. Viking published The Grapes of Wrath (1939), which received a 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Covici also worked on the Viking Portable Library and with authors like Joseph Campbell, Ludwig Bemelmans, Gilbert Highet, Lionel Trilling, Arthur Miller, George Gamow, Shirley Jackson, Willy Ley, Marianne Moore, and Saul Bellow. Bellow’s novel Herzog, Steinbeck’s East of Eden, and Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle are dedicated to Covici. Please check my listings for additional signed Miller items which will be posted throughout the fall. The item “Henry Miller 1954 handwritten letter to Pascal Covici, Big Sur, signed ALS, VG” is in sale since Saturday, September 8, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “dakotadelta” and is located in New Paltz, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Profession: writer
- Signed by: Henry Miller