Autographed signed manuscript letter from George Berard Shaw on his own headed card, with an address of 10, Adelphi Terrace, W.C.2., London to Alfred Graves;
about the latters' translation of "the Saltair is unquestionably an addition in your translation to our knowledge of Gaelic literature"
dated July 5th 1927
|Main Creator:||Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950|
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Alfred Graves was the father of Robert Graves. George Bernard Shaw remarks about his translation of "the Saltair, is unquestionably an addition in your translation to our knowledge of Gaelic literature; and the Tigris - Jordan section is new and has the sort of enchantment that these idiots had the secret of. It would be more polite to call them ecstatics; but their complete freedom from Teutonic muddleheadedness make the term unsatisfactory; so let idiots stand. Publication, except through some Gaelic Society, seems improbable; but why not make it into a solid quarterly article and try the Edinburgh [Review]? That would put it on record and bring in a few guineas as well..."
Physical description: 1 letter
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|MS 48,397||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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