- Dahlberg, Edward
Epitaphs of Our Times: The Letters of Edward Dahlberg
George Braziller, New York, 1967, Cloth, , First Edition, Very Good /No Jacket
Very Clean, Only a few slight signs of wear. Dahlberg's letters to Theodore Drieser, Robert M. Hutchins, Michael Sands, Steven Sands, Mrs. Michael Sands, Herbert Read, Lewis Mumford, James Laughlin, Robert McAlmon, Josephine Herbst, William Carlos Williams, Isabella Gardner, Allen Tate, Frank MacShane, Stanley Burnshaw. 'Try sometimes, when you require new aliments, the elder Pliny or Theophrastus. I think that will not only be real viaticum for your head, but will give your prose a certain wild, rustic texture which we must acquire. Most of our modern writing is very metropolitan and that is a weakness. I find great pleasure in rereading Skeat on Chaucer or in Captain John Smith's Travels, which is which is full of strong idioms, and not vulgar like our own street-gamin patois.'--December 11, 1952, to Lewis Mumford.