New York: 30 July and 11 September 1957.
One page each. 1 vols. 8vo. “country is not too condusive to creativity and spontaneity”. To Wesley Hartley, a long-time educator and teacher, formerly of the American Council on Education. Folded, else fine with the original envelopes Item #24265
¶Farrell responds to Hartley's letter concerning the importance of formal education on his creative writing “A serious author writes out of his life experience, and all kinds of things are important. But how can we gauge how important one type of experience is?” and in the second “I hink it is important to encourage creativity in students of literature, in high school and college, but I am certain that some of the students whom you encourage will be considered what my fifteen year old niece and others of her generation call ‘a square.’ The atmosphere of the country is not too condusive to creativity and spontaneity”.