<> GreacenStanford182 Letters to Stanford Greacen Estate 1974 Nov 5th LHL Wednesday, March 16, 2016 TIFF GreacenStanford182 Letter I.T.V, Faber and Faber, Home-brewing, Breakdown English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/greacenstanford182 LHL LHL Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/GreacenStanford182.jpg LHL Archive 2 stuff' Mr. Justice Swanwick remarked when Charles Monteith was explaining in the High Court that after lunch with me he still had a hangover two days later... I have actually appeared on ITV complete with airlocks and syphons though my greatest compliment was when.....I have a large cellar maturing quietly away,I have not seriously been drunk since a Faber party ten years ago when Peter Crawley,the Sales Director,had to call an ambulance to take me to University College x Hospital. Not that I wish to inflict such inebriation on you when you call... A large part of the attraction xxxxxxxxx for me in home- brewing besides the all-important economics: are the countryside roamings collecting the ingredients." On fiction-writing:"... the great xxxxxxxx technical problem is not to invent characters or situations but how the devil to deal with and finally dispose of them." How to make money as a writer: "...if you were to succeed to some obscure Irish earldom and cause xx a scandal with little girl x (or little boys even better) the fees would rocket well ahead of current inflation rates,as witness Montagu and Lambton inter alia." I must say these letters of his would make entertaining reading so full are they of quips,and gymnastic leaps from one subject to another, The Faber confrontation must have been due to a breakdown,an unconscious desire to destroy the reputation he had built up with such effort. I can't believe it was rationally motivated. Your and Don Roberto's letters have cheered me up. I slept badly because of Text