Dreiser and Sandburg were friends from Anderson’s days as an aspiring writer in Chicago, where he married Masters’ ex-wife. He persuaded Hemingway to go to France, where he had been a regular at Stein’s salon, helped Hemingway and Faulkner get their first books published, and wrote a story about Faulkner, who briefly lodged in his New Orleans house. Dos Passos was an occasional visitor. O’Keeffe corresponded with him about art and literature: Stieglitz was likewise a correspondent, as were Dove, Huxley and Wolfe. He visited Steinbeck in California, and had a valentine dedicated to him by Stein.