Letter 083

To Thilo Schreiber, a fan

139 East 35th Street
New York City

July 5, 1943

Dear Mr. Schreiber: 

Thank you for your fine letter. I am glad that you consider my book as I wanted to see it considered—as American literature. That is what Howard Roark meant—the American spirit. “The Fountainhead” is my contribution to keeping America what it was and must remain—the country of individualism.  

I deeply appreciate your good wishes, and I can say that any book I shall ever write will always be in defense of the cause of the individual. 

Sincerely yours,