The Guardian is reporting that John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, has agreed to help compile a collection of Lennon's letters, postcards and doodles to be published in October 2012.
This is the first time over the years that Ono has agreed to publish her late husband's letters. According to The Guardian, the anthology will be edited by Hunter Davies, the official Beatles biographer, using Ono's archive and letters from private collections.
Pen and ink were his medium, the book's publishers aid. John wrote letters and postcards all of his life; to his friends, family, strangers, newspapers, organizations, lawyers and the laundry - most of which were funny, informative, campaigning, wise, mad, poetic, anguished and sometimes heartbreaking.
The letters will be printed in chronological order so that a narrative builds up, and they will try to reproduce Lennon's handwriting. According to The Guardian, Davies has tracked down approximately 200 letters and postcards so far.
The Guardian reports that in 2003 a missive from Lennon to an art critic at the Syracuse Post-Standard sold for more than $38,000.
Society only likes dead artists, Lennon wrote in his letter. I'm afraid Yoko and myself cannot oblige.