Letter, 1951 Apr. 20, Somerset Bridge, Bermuda, to Arthur Mizener, Northfield, Minn.

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Thurber, James, 1894-1961. Letter, 1951 Apr. 20, Somerset Bridge, Bermuda, to Arthur Mizener, Northfield, Minn.

Letter, 1951 Apr. 20, Somerset Bridge, Bermuda, to Arthur Mizener, Northfield, Minn.

Concerns his generous review of Mizener's biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald [i.e. , The far side of paradise ... (Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1951)], Fitzgerald's reported comparison of Thurber with [W.M.] Thackeray, and various remarks about other reviews and writers, including Edmund Wilson and his belief in "the unimportance of timely reviews."

2 p., with envelope. Typescript signed, with holograph corrections.

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