Karen Wojtyla's letter to Robert Cormier 12 March 1996

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Dublin Core

Title

Karen Wojtyla's letter to Robert Cormier 12 March 1996

Description

This five-page, single-spaced editorial letter concerning Tenderness from the editor, Karen Wojtyla (Bantam Doubleday Dell), constructively critiques the work in progress. She asks him to mention "monster" only sparingly, to reconsider how much backstory Jake is given, increase Lori's ambivalence rather than cast her as a willing accomplice to murder and reconsider his choice to close the book with Walter Clayton's suicide. Karen also mentions Craig Virden, Cormier's former editor, in redemptive ways and reveals that he had read and communicated with Cormier about Tenderness previously. Karen agrees with Craig on certain points, including removing Miss Kentall's lesbianism.

Creator

Publisher

Robert E. Cormier Collection at Fitchburg State University's Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library

Date

12 March 1996

Contributor

AnnaMary L. Consalvo
Katharine Covino
Elise Takehana

Format

JPG, 8.5x11

Language

English

Type

Correspondence - editorial Item Type Metadata

Collection

Citation

Karen Wojtyla, “Karen Wojtyla's letter to Robert Cormier 12 March 1996,” Robert E. Cormier Archive Collection 3, accessed December 4, 2021, https://robertcormiertwistedintimacy.omeka.net/items/show/18.

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