BRACERS Record Detail
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BR's letter to Meredith appears in S. Gorley Putt's "A Packet of Bloomsbury Letters: the Forgotten H.O. Meredith", in Encounter, 59, November 1982, page 83.
"I have just read your poems, and I must write to you about them. I think them extra ordinarily good—best when they are least like other people's. If I had done them, I should feel I had paid my debt to humanity. You have brought poetry back from the fiddle-faddle of literature and culture, and spoken of the things that matter in language that is natural. And you have succeeded in making one feel what you mean one to feel. Hitherto the only democratic poet has been Walt, whose optimism is a blot, and who has not the indignation and the shame. I know of no one else who has done at all what you have done, and I think it very important it should be done. But it makes me wonder whether my pursuits are not worthless."
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