Author Topic: Barrie's Notebooks  (Read 965 times)

andrew

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Barrie's Notebooks
« on: January 29, 2020, 04:16:26 PM »
I'm gradually uploading my 1976 selected transcripts from Barrie's notebooks. I say selected because I was initially only looking for good lines that I might be able to fillet into my Lost Boys scripts, but I became so engrossed and intrigued that I found it hard to resist typing up more and more, particularly as I became increasingly familiar with his scrawl. The notes are IMHO among his most pleasurable writings, a wonderful mix of canny observations, witticisms, characters and storylines. Of course those familiar with Barrie's novels and plays will derive additional pleasure in spotting their gradual evolution, but even if you've never read a single line of his other than Peter Pan, these notes are a treasure-trove of delights ...

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Re: Barrie's Notebooks
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 05:03:40 PM »
I've now added my 1976 transcription of Barrie's sprawling Notebook #14 - fascinating to anyone interested  in his developing work, as well as the many oblique references to his future wife, Mary Ansell ...