December 18, 1961
(Letter to Mother from Satprem)
A long letter from the publisher.
He has understood NOTHING, felt nothing in this book, finding it “too abstract.” In a word, they won't accept it without extensive modifications and “explanations.”
May your will be done,
affixed to Satprem's letter.
This was to be expected.
But don't go and spoil your book just to make it digestible for them.
We shall publish it here, taking out the unnecessary pictures – having only a few will make the book more interesting.
I suppose you can return their money and cancel the contract – but reserve the right to print the book yourself, changing the presentation to avoid any confusion with their collection.