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Letter ReferenceLetters/488
Epistolary Type
Letter Date1910
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToAnna Purcell nee Cambier Faure
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 294
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When Cronwright-Schreiner prepared The Letters of Olive Schreiner, with few exceptions he then destroyed her originals. However, some people gave him copies and kept the originals or demanded the return of these; and when actual Schreiner letters can be compared with his versions, his have omissions, distortions and bowdlerisations. Where Schreiner originals have survived, these will be found in the relevant collections across the OSLO website. There is however a residue of some 587 items in The Letters for which no originals are extant. They are included here for sake of completeness. However, their relationship to Schreiners actual letters cannot now be gauged, and so they should be read with caution for the reasons given. The year of this letter is implied by its place in the sequence of Cronwright-Schreiner letters; he also comments that it concerns Gilbert Murray’s translation of Euripides’ Trojan Women.
1To Mrs. Anna Purcell.
4A superb translation in verse.
6Euripides is to me much greater than Shakespeare. If one only knew
7Greek well enough to read him and enjoy him in Greek! I wish I had
8been born in the fourth century (B.C.) in Greece, though it must be
9very fine to be in Europe [?now] .