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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rejection of the Great Depression Era

More archival rejections reveal that our Miss Horlbeck left behind a scrapbook of 138 rejections letters received between 1933 and 1937. Ladies and Germs, she was the foremother of this very blog. We have found our LROD leader.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That. Is extraordinary.
Apparently she received nothing but rejections---OCLC WorldCat has no citation for a Mary Horlbeck, and none for any Horlbeck at all (in English, at least) between 1930-1940. (Of course she could've used a pseudonym or allonym, or simply remained anonymous.) But maybe it's not too late---I'd say a scrapbook as unique as that might be worth submitting to an agent as a candidate for a facsimile reproduction. Taschen, as a potential publisher, comes immediately to mind.