Letter from Thomas MacGreevy to George Yeats. 11 January 1927

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Letter from Thomas MacGreevy to George Yeats 11 January 1927. Letter dated 11 January 1926, but from contextual evidence it is 1927. Thomas MacGreevy National Library of Ireland. Autograph letter signed. NLI MS 30,859

MacGreevy finds that he cannot afford to travel to Dublin and will miss the Abbey Theatre's production of Emperor Jones. Dolly has returned to London from working on the production in Dublin where she had "a grand time." MacGreevy relates and derides Hester's opinions of the opera and the singers Caruso and Segurola. MacGreevy sends a copy of a Brahms trio and criticizes the performances of Cortot. Yeats's mother gave him a present of a record at Christmas. All of MacGreevy's money is being sent home or spent on the gramophone. He is having trouble saving. In the last year he has written few poems but Leonard Woolf and William McCausland Stewart are helping him find work, but he fears he will spend more money traveling in the spring. MacGreevy recently had dinner with Mrs. Shakespear and had an enjoyable time. He is not getting any work done on a play, but is well liked at his office. Yeats's mother is going to visit him in February. In postscript, MacGreevy asks about WB's work on translating Sophocles. He doesn't like the idea and thinks WB should work on Aeschylus instead. Asks if WB can introduce him to someone at Benus in view of the work MacGreevy wants to do translating Paul Valery.

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