SAUL BELLOW

ALS, 2 pp., 4to., New York, June 29, no year but circa 1960.  Bellow writes to fellow novelist Thomas Berger, soliciting an article for “The Noble Savage,” a literary magazine co-founded by Bellow earlier that year.  In part:  “Harvey [Swados] has written to me about your interest in the con man author.  I think you could do a wonderfully funny piece, and I wish you’d take this on.  This, my first note to you, should be the second for I admired Crazy in Berlin greatly and should have let you know it.  This is one of those matters left undone which St. Paul scolds us for.”  Fine condition, with expected mailing folds and slight wrinkling.

$250