BRACERS Record Detail
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Excerpts of a letter from BR to Antonia, found in Susan Chitty's Now to my Mother, a memoir of Antonia White, page 27.
BR was in "proletarian bondage" to writing "an outline of philosophy for the Middle West".
BR asked about her "convent memoirs" and told her to read "that delicious book, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes".
BR suggested dinner in "a Soho restaurant. I will try to epitomise the readings of Philosophy."
BR wrote that the daughters of a coal miner, who attended Beacon Hill, were "horrid little prigs, lady-like, unenterprising, greedy, untruthful and given to petty theft in the intervals of going to chapel. I don't like the proletariat any better than their enemies do."
On Antonia's trip to Paris with Yvon, BR wrote, "I am amazed at your strength of mind in resisting him. I should have wanted to see what were the bad things he could do, and whether I couldn't do worse."
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