I have to share this wonderful letter from Norman Maclean to Charles Elliot, of publishers Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Elliot wrote Maclean, after the massive success of A River Runs through It and Other Stories (University of Chicago Press, 1976), trying to solicit Maclean’s next manuscript. Maclean’s scathing but humorous response to Elliot is influenced by the fact that Alfred E. Knopf rejected the earlier book.
Maclean’s response: Letters of Note: The end of the world of books.
The letter was posted by Shaun Usher at his website, Letters of Note: Correspondence deserving of a Wider Audience. Thanks to Erin Block, of Mysteries Internal for pointing it out.