Saturday, July 7, 2007

Ralph Ellison to Albert Murray

March 22, 1950.
608 Fifth Ave.

Dear Murray:

What goes? Are you going abroad or not? I wrote you last month but received no answer. As you can see I'm back in Steegmuller's office pounding away. Book almost finished--I hope. There'll be rewriting to do but the main thing will be over. Right now it reads like a three-ring circus. All the anti-violence boys will blow their tops should it come their way. Regards to Mozelle from us two.

-from Trading Twelves: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray edited by Albert Murray and John F. Callahan; Introduction by John F. Callahan (New York: Modern Library, 2000) p. 10.

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