March 11 . A typed letter signed by Tyler, responding to a woman who had written to her, apparently after reading Tyler's article "Please Don't Call It Persia" in The New York Times Book Review, in which Tyler reviewed three Iranian novels, including Identity Card by F.M. Esfandiary. In part: "You are the first person I've ever heard of who's read Identity Card. I was beginning to think it was a figment of my imagination. (There's only one copy in the state of Maryland, which I go to enormous lengths to relocate every few years.)" She also mentions that she has heard from someone who knew Esfandiary personally and that "Esfandiary says he'll never write another novel, which makes me sad." Tyler also relates to her correspondent's tendency to follow impulses, saying that she herself, at 37, is just entering that stage and is "a little amateurish about it so far but trying hard." Lastly she says she will save the recipient's address, but that she hadn't been in New York since she was pregnant with her first child, "now 13." Folded in sixths for mailing. Fine. A warm response by the author to a seemingly intelligent and supportive letter from a fan. No Binding. Fine. (Inventory #: 032692)
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