TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (ALSs). Herbert READ.

TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (ALSs)

Beaconsfield: 1943 & 1946. Letters. Interesting letters, one SIGNED in full and the other SIGNED with initials, both to the Russian author and critic Stefan Schimanski, co-editor of KINGDOM COME, the first poetry journal to appear in Britain after the start of World War II and the principle organ of the literary and artistic movement known as "apocalypticism," an outgrowth of surrealism and the anarchist philosophy of Read. In part: "Eric Newton's review represents a very general reaction to my book & is on the face of it fully justified-- what the reviewer does not seem to realize is that the writing of the book was only made possible by an academic grant to which were attached certain conditions." Read also mentions that his article might be reprinted in Schimanski's other publication, TRANSFORMATION. Read suggests that Schimanski "should get something adequate written about Sidney Keyes [an Oxford poet killed in action at the age of 20], who is now definitely reported killed." Read also forwards a Boris Pasternak letter [not present!]: "It is a historic document, but I think you had better keep it-- I might lose it again." Fine. Item #014065

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