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Allahakbarrie

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The Dead Donkey
« on: May 05, 2009, 02:07:26 PM »
Has anyone come across a Barrie work which he calls 'The Dead Donkey' in a letter to Mary de Navarro from 1923? He writes that it is now lost but I cannot find reference to it anywhere else either. He writes that he once showed it to Mary and that it is about himself.

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Re: The Dead Donkey
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 09:57:02 PM »
Never heard of it, but would be most intrigued to know more! Have you tried Beinecke??

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Re: The Dead Donkey
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 05:32:16 PM »
Could it be that Barrie coined the phrase 'dead donkey', and hence 'drop the dead donkey', referring to journalists/editors rejecting a written item?  Perhaps it was used in his early working life.  Just a thought.