(KAEL, Pauline). MARCUS, Alan
Genesis West, Vol. 3, Nos. 1 & 2
(Burlingame), (Chrysalis West), 1965. Contains "Miracles, a Cinematic Romance" by Marcus. Laid in is a typed letter signed by Marcus to Pauline Kael inviting her to Acapulco and soliciting literary favor, by asking her help in getting an excerpt from his work-in-progress published. Marcus' first novel was Straw to Make Brick and his second, Of Streets and Stars, was a Hollywood novel, as was the work excerpted here -- presumably why he was writing Kael and soliciting her help; they had a mutual friend in Ernest Callenbach (author of Ecotopia, among others). The letter is edge-sunned and edge-chipped and folded; very good. The magazine is the second issue, which tips in the final pages, completing Marcus' piece, which he has hand-corrected. Near fine. [#023500] $200
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