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Okay guys we are only 47% there to see The Letters of MR James funded, if it isn't funded by you lovely supporters then James's letters will stay in boxes in the Cambridge archives, if you were planning to support best do it now, here:…
Thread 1. Tbf I still can’t get over the day I went to my local book seller (a really knowledgable gal) & asked if #MRJames’s letters & diaries/journals were published, (this was when I was doing my Masters on James) when she said no, I was incredulous...& realised that a PhD was
2. Doable on #MRJAMES now that I have my PhD on James I want to get his letters published like (it seems) every other author of any level has, Wilde, Woolf, Keats all of their letters are accessible but to see James’s you have to know how to access The Cambridge archives and not
3. Many people have the time or the money to do that, on dm every day I get lots of people academics students and interested parties asking me why I think that James’s letters have not been published & I don’t have an answer except to mention one curious thing, that there are
4. Loads of posts on twitter (if you check under M R James that see a lot of people posting under the stories but they are content to recycle the same (perhaps) 9 facts about the stories but their curiosity extends no further! if they want more they should support the #Letters
5. As after the letters there are the journals/notebooks and then if they all get supported perhaps I will be able to publish my PhD thesis in it’s entirety (the way it was meant to be read) because hey guys that is the @unbounders model..
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