Friday, November 5, 2010

About "The Chinese In Montana" - A Novel


I began writing novel which was to become "The Chinese In Montana" in 1965. It's birth was greatly assisted by two midwifery literary ladies - Marguerite Young and Anais Nin. It was Marguerite who sent 100 pages of my manuscript to Anais who then "showed it around" as she was later to reveal. Those to whom she showed it included William F. Claire, the Editor of Voyages, Hiram Haydn, of Harcourt Brace & Editor of The American Scholar, and Henry Miller - The script drew high praise from these gentlemen, and I was greatly heartened to continue the work.
Here is a brief if somewhat enigmatic summation of this surrealistic sally as it appeared in a pamphlet published in India -

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