Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Nit & Wit mss., 1985-1987, consist of correspondence between Gordon Jay Lish, 1934- , author, and Harrison McCormick, editor and publisher of Nit & Wit, a Chicago literary arts magazine. Lish submitted three stories to McCormick in late 1985, one of which, "My true story" was published in the March / April, 1986 issue of Nit & Wit. In lieu of payment for the story Lish received a one-page advertisement in the January / February issue for his newly published novel Peru. Advertisement copy for Peru and an exchange between Lish and the magazine's managing editor about copyright for "My true story" are also present, as well as typescripts of the three stories.

Collection size: 19 items

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