<> GreacenStanford101 Letters to Stanford Greacen Estate 1974 Mar 30th LHL Wednesday, March 16, 2016 TIFF GreacenStanford101 Letter Gollancz, Gallery Press, Honest Ulsterman English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/greacenstanford101 LHL LHL Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/GreacenStanford101.jpg LHL Archive  36 H P M My dear Derek, Many thanks yrs 30/3. Glad you liked the Cecil Salkeld piece. He was a remarkable man but,as you see,fulfilled only some of his potential. Journalists always get it wrong. The title of the chapter from which the extract was taken is “A Season in Dublin"; not the title of the book which xx remains "The Sash My Father Wore". As it happens I've taken on morning teaching at a school round the corner - Davies,Laing and Dick,the tutors - as otherwise I can't xxxx cope with the cost of living and the xxxxxx falling off of review books. My life-long problem: can I afford to be a writer ? can I afford to drain my xxxx energy in teaching which is not really my vocation though I enjoy it in small doses ? But one just can't depend on reviewing because of the way the work fluctuates. I hope you have not been hit by the decline in the output of new titles. I think what wd solve my problem, for 1 year anyway,wd be one of these x writer in residence jobs. But unless I can get a creative book (i.e. poems) published,I haven’t much chance. No news from Gollancz,but Peter Fallon of Gallery Press has written to ask me to let him have a complete set of Fox mss. Which I’ve done. I think it depends on whether he likes them enough plus his availability of capital. I've had that poem about George Best in the latest H.U. though a copy hasn't yet arrived. Roy apparently joins me there - the first time for him. Until now,he's always been prejudiced Text