Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 24 February 1999, to Joan Peyser, 1999 Feb. 24.

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Podhoretz, Norman. Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 24 February 1999, to Joan Peyser, 1999 Feb. 24.

Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 24 February 1999, to Joan Peyser, 1999 Feb. 24.

Saying that he was happy to hear that she loved his book [Ex-friends ...], that he found the material she sent about Lillian Hellman fascinating, that he always thought Hellman had drawn on her own family in New Orleans for The little foxes "but it may well be that the details you cite were based on [George] Gershwin's death," saying that in his younger days he thought Jacques Barzun "a middlebrow" but later acquired much greater respect for him, mentioning Lionel Trilling, etc.

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