In response to:

Every Eckermann His Own Man from the October 27, 1988 issue

To the Editors:

In the Anniversary issue of the NYR (October 27), Gore Vidal refers to the late Alfred Chester as a glorious writer. Yet ironically, his works have been out of print for years, and nearly unobtainable.

Perhaps the readers of the NYR might like to know that his novel The Exquisite Corpse has been reprinted by Carroll & Graf, with a splendid introduction by Diana Athill.

Edward Field

Editor, Alfred Chester Newsletter

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New York, NY 10014

This Issue

December 22, 1988