1976 · Garden City, New York
Inscribed on the verso of the half-title by Isaac Bashevis Singer, "For Rachel / with love and / admiration / Isaac / April 16 1976"
JM consignment; Case 6. Rachel MacKenzie was a fiction editor at The New Yorker from 1956 through 1979. Known for nurturing the careers of such literary giants as Isaac Bashevis Singer and Saul Bellow, she also had a correspondence with Muriel Spark and encouraged her to submit to the New Yorker.
Charles McGrath, former writer and editor for The New Yorker, writes "MacKenzie was a bluestocking, a former college professor, who had a discerning eye for talent (she more or less discovered Isaac Singer and was a supporter of the young Philip Roth)..."
Singer was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. 1328427. Shelved Dupont Bookstore. (Inventory #: 1328427)