New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 666 pages; VG/G; in dark green dust jacket, dark green spine with white titling; mild rubbing and wear, particularly to head and tail of spine, small closed tears; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$6.00';
Inscribed on the ffep by Robert Frost, "To Rachel MacKenzie/ from / Robert Frost / Bread Loaf Vermont / August 1952"
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Rachel MacKenzie was a fiction editor at The New Yorker from 1956 through 1979. Known for nurturing the careers of such literary giants as Isaac Bashevis Singer and Saul Bellow, she also had a correspondence with Muriel Spark and encouraged her to submit to the New Yorker
Charles McGrath, former writer and editor for The New Yorker, writes "MacKenzie was a bluestocking, a former college professor, who had a discerning eye for talent (she more or less discovered Isaac Singer and was a supporter of the young Philip Roth)..."
Both Frost and MacKenzie taught at the Bread Loaf School of English and were friends.