Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Library, 1974. First edition. Hardcover (boards). 133p + 8p of photos. Lacks original glassine jacket. Presentation from art historian Carl Nordenfalk. Very good. Item #31308
On the surface, was there ever a less likely pair of correspondents than the plainspoken Midwestern novelist and the erudite German emigre art historian? "What sealed their friendship was not only a mutual devotion to painting but a zest for life, for new experiences." The letters touch on topics from the New Deal to taxi drivers, Kennebunkport natives to the atom bomb. A really charming, unexpected exchange. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.