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"I know nothing about business, being nearly a writer of fiction"

Typed Letter Signed 2 pages written by this Pulitzer Prize winning author. May 27th, 1922

Letter in full:Dear Mr. Green, I’m sorry to have seemed and gracious in the matter of the message to the eight young men and woman of your high school. The truth is that a request such as yours strikes me literally (and literarily)dumb. I am afraid to confess to you the truth: I have no message. The only person I know who seems always to have what is known as a message is Dr. Frank Crane, and I don’t admire him. You asked me to say something that will inspire eight men and women do better work, and bring better citizens in the business world for which they are feeding themselves. I know nothing about business, being nearly a writer of fiction. I regret that the message of inspiration is quite be on my powers. I can only send you every good wish. Sincerely, Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885 – April 16, 1968) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1929; made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie) and Ice Palace (1958), filmed in 1960.

Edna Ferber  Fantastic Letter
Edna Ferber Fantastic Letter
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Auction closed on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

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