[late 1951] †
I am sending along 'The Mechanical Bride' for you to glance at. Some of the ads are exceedingly funny. I don't know what you can find in it or whether you might consider writing an article on it. I sent the book to Mark Van Doren and Mark was exceedingly interested and amused. McLuhan disclaims the [....] of himself as a communicator. He is a teacher of English literature at St Michael's with a flair for philosophy and psychology. Would you pass on the Bride to Jack to see if he is inspired. We should get him on the list of New Liberty as a possible contributor. He is an eloquent speaker, a little abstruse at times, but he can gear up a production in a wink in fine style. When Jack returns I shall make up a lunch at Burwash Hall for the four of us.
'The Mechanical Bride'