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David Foster Wallace Letters & Manuscript Sold for $125,000

A package of letters, envelopes and a short story manuscript by the late David Foster Wallace sold for $125,000 at Sothebys.

The correspondence were  all addressed to author and writing professor Richard Elman during the mid-1980s. You can read more about Elman’s career here.  Sothebys has more about the collection:

Archive of 21 letters, 1 postcard and 41 pp. photocopy typescript manuscript for the short story “Little Expressionless Animals” with manuscript notes on title page, comprising both ALS and TLS (“David Wallace”) or “David” ) together 24 pages of correspondence (generally 11 x 8 1/2 in; 328 x 215 mm). many on letterhead with original mailing envelopes written from University of Arizona, New York and Amhers, circa 23 September 1985 to 12 November 1987 to his writing professor Richard Elman; few fold lines but generally excellent condition.

(Via Michael Orthofer)

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