Edmund Wilson's Decline Letter

Edmund Wilson's Decline Letter

I recently stumbled across this literary gem courtesy of Tim Ferris’ blog. It’s a letter that Edmund Wilson once used to send to those who requested his time. A noted critic, essayist and journalist, Wilson is the recipient of both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal for Literature. During his life he was often asked to take part in many projects, yet as this note suggests, he was well aware that it easy for an artist to become distracted.


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