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1968-1975. Seven letters, totaling 18 pages, written to her friend, the novelist and screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer. Owens was back in New York by this time, after a decade spent living in the expatriate community in Paris supporting herself writing soft porn for Maurice Girodias' Olympia Press, under the name Harriet Daimler. After Claude, her first novel under her own name, would be published in 1973. One autograph letter signed and six typed letters signed, densely packed, with thoughts on her own writing, the writing of others, sex, family, food, exercise, publishing, and writers' colonies. Also includes what seems to be retained copies of two partial letters from Wurlitzer as well: one to Owens, one to someone named Claus, typed on Owens' stationery while staying at the Chelsea hotel. Evidence of a close friendship, enacted over a decade, with Owens' no holds barred personality on display throughout. Mailing folds, an odd collage adhered to the verso of one letter, over what appears to be a handwritten postscript; else all elements are fine. [#033188] $3,500

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