Typed letter signed, on the prospects of Canadian novelists.22 November 1969 Stock Code: 141418
Typed letter signed from the Canadian author Hugh Maclennan to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star, in response to Gardner's request on his outlook for the coming decade, part of a series of letters sent to prominent individuals soliciting their views for publication in the Star. Maclennan writes "I put off replying to your telegramme for two reasons: I was overwhelmed with work and I couldn't think of anything to say. As regards Canadian writing in the next decade, I don't think there has ever been a time when more young Canadians want to write and understand how to handle the language. What they will write, and how they will get it published, is another question entirely. I do believe, however, that the present tide of pornography will ebb in the next decade, simply because it is so boring. I'd suggest that you don't bother printing this, which is no prediction at all. I have no predictions to make. But I felt I should at least answer your telegram. Best wishes, Hugh Maclennan".
Single sheet, on Maclennan's McGill University letterhead.
Light creasing, faint soiling; still in very good condition.
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