The New York Public Library's curious collection of authors' personal items

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ee cummings would have been upset they used capital letters.

just sayin, and one of my faves of his:

mr youse needn’t be so spry
concernin questions arty

each has his tastes but as for i
i likes a certain party

gimme the he-man’s solid bliss
for youse ideas i’ll match youse

a pretty girl who naked is
is worth a million statues

I was at the NYPL just after Tom Wolfe died, and they had a lovely display of some of his things. My favorite was a letter from his shoe maker offering up some leather swatches to consider for a pair of shoes. For such a famous sartorialist, it was a fun thing to see.


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