N.P. CA. Fink, 11/28/58, 1958.
1st Edition. Signed by Author. ONE PAGE TLS FROM ROBERT FINK 11/28/58 to Henry Miller from his close friend Robert Fink on 8vo., off-white bond in near fine condition. "Dear Henry and Eve: / "The books came in fine. Thank you for the French edition of Colosse. You should have had the Nobel Prize for this book years ago. I notice that New Directions is publishing the Ferlinghetti, A Coney Island of the Mind. Either your publisher never read Into the Night Life or Ferlinghetti stole the title. But then again, I knew back in 1943 that you would be the most copied, swiped, plagiarized and imitated writer of the century. Much love [signed] Bob Fink". Robert Finkelstein (later Fink) was a fan, correspondent, and benefactor of Henry Miller. Their friendship strengthened when Fink and his wife Edie moved to Los Angeles from Chicago in 1949. Fink soon found an excellent job in Los Angeles and opened his own successful electronics business. The Finks visited Big Sur on weekends, sometimes taking food and other gifts for which Miller reciprocated with manuscripts and water colors. Fink offered help in Miller's attempts to help other impoverished writers who appealed to him for funds, food or a place to stay. Fink also began defending Miller against vilifying editorials, writing articles praising Miller's works and character. Provenance: PBA /The Personal Archive of Henry Miller Part I Fine Modern Literature Thursday, June 26, 1997 Original Autographed Letters & Documents.
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