I hope this won't seem an ungracious rejoinder after so sincere an invitation. At any rate I am telling the exact truth and my regrets are also sincere.
April 21, 1941
Dear Brother Van Wyck: 1
(At least is science, philosophy and religion, and sometimes literature and the arts)
I shall come to the luncheon. I won't understand what's said. I have a philosopher son who teaches at Columbia2 and I can't follow him when he begins on Aquinas but I should like to see you and the others again.
Sincerely Maxwell Anderson