4 Patchin Place, [New York]: May 16, 1946.
2 pp. typed, with hand-addressed envelope. 8vo (11 x 8-1/2 in.). “the enclosed is what I happen to believe …”. Creased from prior folding. Item #262933
“the enclosed is what I happen to believe. If your friend, the South American poetess, still wishes to 'interview' me after she has read and understood it — fine and dandy; provided she'll heartily agree to [underlined] quote me (somewhere in the course of her radiotalk) as saying [underlined] exactly this and nothing else …” Followed on a separate sheet by “individuality always was and always will be the one and only reality: I love it. What a loveless world calls 'publicity' is nothing but the disease of unreality; and I loathe it. If you ask me for an individual, I give you William Shakespeare. E.E. Cummings.”
[With:] One page Typed Letter, signed, from Cummings’ wife, Marion Morehouse, written in 1934 during her and Cummings' stay in Tunisia at Baron Huene's villa at Hammamet, expressing disdain for the open homosexuality of the Tunisian men, “There isn't much to write about as we hardly ever leave our place. The people down here are terrible, with few exceptions. They’re all queer and such queers you have never seen …”.
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