AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS). 2 pages, dated 11 December 1978, to "Dear Kirby [McCauley], signed "Avram." On plain letter-size paper folded to make a small folio, written on first and last pages, with return address (c/o Ekstrom, Sausalito, Calif.) written at top. The entire letter is on the topic of Davidson's somewhat dire financial situation and his hope that The University of Texas, El Paso will give him "a job in their Creative Writing Program." "I'd hoped for a lot of time plus a lot of space, in a tiny town at a low rent, just to WRITE. But I leave it to Providence: I'm waiting on the call-back now: and will accept what's offered." The tone of this and his other letters reflects that jaunty mix of self-deprecation and self-confidence that characterized so much post-World War II American fantasy writing. Kirby McCauley was probably the most important literary agent of horror, fantasy and sf writers in the boom years of the 1970s and 1980s. Faint creases where folded for mailing, fine. (#102323).