[ilds] ILDS Digest, Vol 106, Issue 6

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Sun Feb 14 13:56:01 PST 2016

When Haag was in Corfu - approximately 8-10 years ago (I am not exactly sure of the date) he told me that the book, commissioned by Yale, was due for delivery in two years' time (from then) - in other words his contractual deadline was about 6 years ago. He told me several fascinating newly discovered facts about LD's life in Greece, which certainly persuaded me that the book would be of value.
However, as noted below, he has to put paying work (such as the DanBrown-oriented books) ahead of his other interests (don't we all?) and that must go a long way to explaining his delay in producing the LD biog - also, I suspect, an author's characteristic need to go on discovering new aspects and to polish and repolish the work before handing it up for critical scrutiny.
But it doesn't alter the fact that many of us want to see that book soonest!
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Send ILDS mailing list submissions to	ilds at lists.uvic.caTo subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit	https://lists.uvic.ca/mailman/listinfo/ildsor, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to	ilds-request at lists.uvic.caYou can reach the person managing the list at	ilds-owner at lists.uvic.caWhen replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specificthan "Re: Contents of ILDS digest..."Today's Topics: 1. Re: Enquiry about Michael Haag (Denise Tart & David Green) 2. With Michael Haag on Hamstead Heath,	July 2015. Michael is the tall one. (Denise Tart & David Green)----------------------------------------------------------------------Message: 1Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:30:23 +1100From: Denise Tart & David Green To: james.d.gifford at gmail.com, ilds at lists.uvic.caSubject: Re: [ilds] Enquiry about Michael HaagMessage-ID: <3DED2696-EF9F-4BE1-AF59-D800FB8BA28E at bigpond.net.au>Content-Type: text/plain;	charset=us-asciiWhen I met Michael in London last year he said the Durrell biography was coming along slowly as he had to put more lucrative projects ahead of it. He writes professionally. The Durrell biography, he said, was a devotional that would be finished when it is finished, so don't hold your breath. I do look forward to its publication. However, there have already been two Durrell biographies and interest in the AQ author has waned somewhat I would say since the 1990s so finding a publisher may be an issue. But all power to Michael's pen.DavidSent from my iPad> On 14 Feb 2016, at 2:53 AM, James Gifford  wrote:> >> On 2016-02-13 7:50 AM, james Esposito wrote:>> It is to be hoped that Haag will complete>> his biography - I am sure I am not the>> only reader waiting to see it.> > Indeed, with bated breath!> > Best,> James> _______________________________________________> ILDS mailing list> ILDS at lists.uvic.ca> https://lists.uvic.ca/mailman/listinfo/ilds------------------------------Message: 2Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:35:56 +1100From: Denise Tart & David Green To: ilds at lists.uvic.caSubject: [ilds] With Michael Haag on Hamstead Heath,	July 2015.	Michael is the tall one.Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"-------------- next part --------------A non-text attachment was scrubbed...Name: E041C57F-E745-4148-8FCA-5640689779CF.JPGType: image/jpegSize: 143595 bytesDesc: not availableURL: -------------- next part --------------Sent from my iPad------------------------------Subject: Digest Footer_______________________________________________ILDS mailing listILDS at lists.uvic.cahttps://lists.uvic.ca/mailman/listinfo/ilds------------------------------End of ILDS Digest, Vol 106, Issue 6************************************
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