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Signed Norman Cousins Saturday Review Letter
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Signed Norman Cousins Saturday Review Letter. This was sent in 1953. The letter is approx 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and it weighs 0.01lb. The letter has some creases due to being placed in an envelope. Please note, this does not come with a COA and was acquired from a serious collector. Please view the image closely to ensure the item quality will meet your needs. Norman Cousins joined the staff of the New York Evening Post (now the New York Post) in 1934, and in 1935 was hired by Current History as a book critic. He later ascended to the position of managing editor. He also befriended the staff of the Saturday Review of Literature (later renamed Saturday Review), which had its offices in the same building, and by 1940, joined the staff of that publication as well. He was named editor-in-chief in 1942, a position he would hold until 1972. Under his direction, the circulation of the publication increased from 20,000 to 650,000. Cousins's philosophy toward his work was exemplified by his instructions to his staff "not just to appraise literature, but to try to serve it, nurture it, safeguard it." Cousins believed that "there is a need for writers who can restore to writing its powerful tradition of leadership in crisis." He was a lifetime believer in the power of hope and in the realism of optimism. One of his well-known lines, "Life is an adventure in forgiveness," has survived him. But Cousins had no patience for those who consciously bend the truth, whether for personal expediency or in the political sphere. The integrity of words, in speech and in writing, was sacred to him. To his mind, the honest use of words was an absolute value and the distinguishing mark of the human being.
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Signed Norman Cousins Saturday Review Letter

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Jun 30, 2022
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Est. $200 - $400Starting Price $95
June 30, 2022 Auction
Jun 30, 2022 1:00 PM EDT
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Signed Norman Cousins Saturday Review Letter. This was sent in 1953. The letter is approx 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and it weighs 0.01lb. The letter has some creases due to being placed in an envelope. Please note, this does not come with a COA and was acquired from a serious collector. Please view the image closely to ensure the item quality will meet your needs. Norman Cousins joined the staff of the New York Evening Post (now the New York Post) in 1934, and in 1935 was hired by Current History as a book critic. He later ascended to the position of managing editor. He also befriended the staff of the Saturday Review of Literature (later renamed Saturday Review), which had its offices in the same building, and by 1940, joined the staff of that publication as well. He was named editor-in-chief in 1942, a position he would hold until 1972. Under his direction, the circulation of the publication increased from 20,000 to 650,000. Cousins's philosophy toward his work was exemplified by his instructions to his staff "not just to appraise literature, but to try to serve it, nurture it, safeguard it." Cousins believed that "there is a need for writers who can restore to writing its powerful tradition of leadership in crisis." He was a lifetime believer in the power of hope and in the realism of optimism. One of his well-known lines, "Life is an adventure in forgiveness," has survived him. But Cousins had no patience for those who consciously bend the truth, whether for personal expediency or in the political sphere. The integrity of words, in speech and in writing, was sacred to him. To his mind, the honest use of words was an absolute value and the distinguishing mark of the human being.
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