Avedon writes to art critic, author and fellow photographer, John Gruen. "Terrific, terrific strong and deceivingly simple piece on Beckett. How does it feel to be a photographer? I've always wanted to know...." Signed in blue grease pencil, "Dick." Avedon refers to Gruen's article on Samuel Beckett for "Vogue" magazine, "Samuel Beckett Talks About Beckett," (December 1969). Written on onion skin stationery, bends at corners and some chipping on right margin, browning along lower and right margins.