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CHEEVER John - Typed Letter Signed 1977 regarding the Nobel Prize for Literature

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John CHEEVER (1912-1982)

Typed Letter Signed (“John Cheever”) to Mrs. Pirko-Liisa Stahl, telling her he has “no considered opinions” on how the Nobel Prize [for literature] should be administered.

Half page 4to, Ossining, New York, 9 May 1977.

A letter which indicates that Cheever’s views on prizes and awards were much the same as many others possibly in the running – excellent when one agrees with them, less so when one does not.

I regret to say that I can’t answer your questions about the Nobel Prize because I have no idea of how the jury is chosen and have no considered opinions on how the prize should be administered. When I am in agreement with the committee – Montale and Bellow – for example – I consider it to be the greatest of honors.”


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