"I DON'T SEE ANY NEED FOR AN AGENT TO HANDLE NOVELS. YOU WRITE ONE, YOU SEND IT TO A PUBLISHER; IT IS ACCEPTED OR IT ISN'T."
KESEY, Ken. Typed letter with autograph postscript signed. No place, circa 1961.
Original two-page typed letter, circa 1961, from Ken Kesey to his editor at Viking, the woman who published "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," Phyllis Sari Levy, discussing the difficulties of dealing with agents, the merits of acquiring reviews from clipping services, and plans for potential travel (possibly with some rather forward undertones), with an autograph postscript inquiring about a telegraph written entirely in Kesey's hand and initialed by him. $1900.