Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1900 Nov. 15.


Autograph letter signed : Tokyo, to Emil Gullman, 1900 Nov. 15.

Discussing the possibility of Gullman publishing a volume of Hearn's works. Stating that Hearn has apparently misunderstood Gullman's letters and emphatically stating that he does not wish to publish the "work of my foolish days," noting that "no author wants to have his earlier work republished: on the contrary he wishes to destroy it, to annihilate forever even the memory thereof." Discussing his readership, noting that his works do not (and neither does Hearn wish them to) circulate widely. Further discussing and his works, noting that he wishes he could "annihilate" Chita. Persuading Gullman to wait until Hearn has written a work specifically for wider circulation ("a volume of American sketches, for example"), noting that "to reprint early trash now would later spoil your market." Stating that "all my literary work, in its present shape, up to the year 1895, is RUBBISH."

1 item (6 p.) ; 20.2 cm. + envelope.


SNAC Resource ID: 7884177

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