<> GreacenStanford273 Letters to Stanford Greacen Estate 1977 Apr 6th LHL Wednesday, March 16, 2016 TIFF GreacenStanford273 Letter Inside the Forties English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/greacenstanford273 LHL LHL Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/GreacenStanford273.jpg LHL Archive 27 P. C. 6 April 77 My dear Derek, When I came back yesterday I found a copy of INSIDE THE FORTIES awaiting me (from xxxx BBN). I have devoured it eagerly and,even I didn't know the author,I'd give it a very favourable review. How excellently you have recreated the atmosphere of the period! I like especialty the way you combine personal memory with critical comment. I congratulate you on this fine piece of work. I may say that what you write about me has my full approval: as Catholic Bishops say in the front of books on religion of which they approve:Nihil obstat. I thank you for telling the world that I like pork chops,useful information for any lady who hopes to woo me from my darling Herta. But before I leave the topic of your new volume, I want to express the wish that it will receive the critical attention it deserves.(I also hope - this is a minor matter - that one day when you visit me at No. 27, you will sign my copy and also,perhaps,THE FREEDOM OF POETRY (or is it FROM?!). I'm sure you realise that you have made an enemy of Leslie Gillespie because of what you say about him. He will be in a rage if/when he sees it. You know,I think,that^I haven't seen Leslie (or any of his family for almost 2 years. I just couldn't stand him any longer -- his bitter envy,and his obsessive frustration because nobody will publish his work. What a Text