Letter from Leonard Woolf to William Plomer (18/07/1926)



[[MS 2750/351/22]]


18 July, 1926


Dear Plomer,


It was very nice to get your letter and the copy of the Voorslag, which is extremely interesting. I like the beginning of your story and am looking forward to see how it goes on. We would certainly consider a book of short stories by different people, though short stories are troublesome things to publish. I am so glad you are writing another novel, it would be very pleasant if you would bring it to us yourself in the spring.


The strike has made this a disastrous publishing season, and when everything is taken into consideration TURBOTT WOLFE has done well, I think. It has now sold about [text missing] copies.


I wish we could publish a good paper here, but it is a terribly expensive and precarious thing to attempt. However, perhaps one day --


I should very much like one day to talk to you about the whole black and white question[.]



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Source: MS 2750/351/22

Letter from Leonard Woolf to William Plomer (18/07/1926)


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Leonard Woolf writes in response to Plomer's short story and that he hopes to find out how it goes on, he looks forward to receiving a copy of 'Voorslag'. Woolf also states that he would consider publishing a book of short stories but that they are difficult to publish. He comments on the sales of 'Turbott Wolfe' [quantity missing from the letter] and that it is doing well considering the impact of The General Strike. He states the literary magazine idea is interesting but that they are expensive to produce and precarious things. He hopes that Plomer will be able to deliver his novel in person and finishes the letter by stating he would be very interested in talking to Plomer about the 'black and white' problem.


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