Rushmore to Cerf letter 1/11/66
Priscilla Finness Rushmore, a reader, complains about typographical errors in Who Speaks for the Negro?, which she read in preparation for Warren's visit to Rosemary Hall School. The school library has purchased the book, but the errors will prevent her from buying a copy for herself.
Rushmore to Cerf Letter 1/11/66 Searchable TextCollapse
MRS. STEPHEN RUSHMORE
My dear Mr. Cerf:
Rosemary Hall School is having Robert Penn Warren as the second of three Butler Lecturers. He comes to us the last of January for three days.
In preparing for his coming, I have just finished his latest book, Who Speaks for the Negro, published by Random House, and bought by our school library.
In it I find the following four misprints (a fact which will prevent me from buying a copy):
Corrected in Vintage not corrected in 2nd trade edition
1 p. 69, L 20 Sterto type
2 p. 268 L 21 Neg_o
3 p. 323 L 13 I think there roles …..
4 p. 338 L 18 …not from simply jealously…
Has copy reading at Random House reached such a state that all editions of this book (ours is a first) will perpetuate these errors? I trust not.
Thank you for permitting me to bring this matter to your attention.
Priscilla Finness Rushmore