Bundle of letters

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From Lawrence Shaffer, Senior Editor of Collier's Encyclopedia (Macmillan Publishing, New York), relating to arrangements for Lindop to update and revise the 'Contemporary Poetry' section of the entry on 'English literature' for the encyclopedia, and Shaffer's response to his piece. Includes a contract and a copy of Lindop's entry. The correspondence also relates to Shaffer's thoughts on British poetry, and his gratitude for a copy of Lindop's collection, Tourists. In /3 he encloses a photocopy of two pages from [Vincent] Sherry's The uncommon tongue: the poetry and criticism of Geoffrey Hill, which both include references to critical pieces by Lindop.

Dated at: New York, USA.