[Letter] 1910 May 26 [to] Mr. Sinclair

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Title

[Letter] 1910 May 26 [to] Mr. Sinclair

Subject

Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940
Writing.

Description

Markham encloses a letter that may serve in Sinclair's "Independent" article. He also enclosed a review that he wrote and says that he feels that moral purpose should not be pushed to "the front of the stage" at the cost of literary art.

Creator

Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940

Source

Edwin Markham Archive, Horrmann Library

Date

5/26/1910

Contributor

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

Rights

This is a copy of a letter owned by Indiana University. Please contact Indiana University Upton Sinclair Archive for permissions.

Format

image/jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

MarkhamSinclair2

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Text

May 26, 1910.
Dear Mr. Sinclair:
I enclose a letter that may serve you in your "Independent" article: but it just comes to me that your plan does not apply solely to poets, and unluckily I do not happen to have your first letter at hand to relieve my doubts with. So let me say that if I have made a mistake in my letter, you must return it to me for my immediate correction.
The enclosed review may have a passing interest for you. You will see that while I have a deep interest in your social gospel, still I am forced to make a gentle protest against the moral purpose when it is pushed a little too far into the front of the stage. But I know how hard it is for us who feel strongly to keep our message toned down to the severe demands of literary art. I am aware also that there is a wide margin for differences of opinion as to what are the artistic demands.
Always faithfully yours,
Edwin Markham
Mr. Upton Sinclair

Date Digital

2009

Digitization Specifications

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Citation

Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940 , “[Letter] 1910 May 26 [to] Mr. Sinclair,” Wagner College Digital Collections, accessed September 23, 2017, http://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/5209.