"THE TEST OF WHETHER A BOOK IS ANY GOOD IS HOW MUCH GOOD STUFF YOU CAN REMOVE FROM IT"
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Typed letter signed. Finca Vigia, Cuba, 29 September 1949.
Extraordinary typed and heavily annotated letter from Hemingway in Cuba to friend and fellow author and screenwriter Peter Viertel in Malibu, California, a long, lively letter discussing his writing progress, a proposed trip, hunting and shooting pigeons, drinking, baseball and a new whore in town, with over 150 words of additional notes written in the margins and on the verso of the second page in blue ink by Hemingway. Twice signed as 'Papa.'. $42,000.