<> GreacenStanford107 Letters to Stanford Greacen Estate 1974 Apr 17th LHL Wednesday, March 16, 2016 TIFF GreacenStanford107 Letter The Irish Times, Michael Longley, Arethusa English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/greacenstanford107 LHL LHL Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/GreacenStanford107.jpg LHL Archive writers,musicians,painters etc. Last year they gave 4 awards to writers. The playwright whom the IRISH TIMES said was given £150 was in fact given £850 (just a misprint). Now I've sent another but less explosive missive. I take care to say nice tnings about the Arts Council people, esp Longley while attacking their bosses in the Govt. And I've written to Longley. I don't want to bore you with the various points that have arisen but I think it will be of interest to writers over there,North and South. A new development in my life that I think xxx will be important,but of this when we meet. Arethusa writes to say she's started a job near her heme in a posh hotel - 9 quid bed and 'full Irish breakfast' - French chefs and all that. The proprietor xx is a man called Graves, nephew of Robt Graves,with a Fr wife. Arethusa says her job is "typing,typing,typing!'. Graves, she says,"is quiet,nice at times but can be sullen". Adds:"the pay is low (the richer people are the meaner they seem to be)". Our xxxxxxxxx relationship has developed wonderfully and she writes much more interestingly these days. Yes,I think Cis is allright and things will pick up again. How goes the weather? Love to you both - Robert Text