John Banting, recipient: Margaret Low

Letter from John Banting to Humphrey Spender and Margaret Low

[c.1930s]

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In this letter, which starts, 'Hydi - Hum & Loll', Banting mentions he has just been listening to a 'Jam Session' by [jazz musicians] Jack and Charlie Teagarden. He continues by saying that he has been keeping his mother company while his father is in hospital. He also says that he has read 'Costa's review' [? Costa Achillopoulo] and comments on his own opinion of the 'bourgois' character of the reviewer. He also comments unfavourably about a recent play 'The Dog beneath the Skin' [by W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood], 'if they had read more tripe (N. Coward for example) they would have avoided making almost the same cracking unobserving back chat'.

Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
Margaret Low died 1945
Date
[c.1930s]
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Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
Margaret Low died 1945
Title
Letter from John Banting to Humphrey Spender and Margaret Low
Date
[c.1930s]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
This collection was presented to the Tate Archive by Humphrey Spender in 1997.
Reference
TGA 9717/1/20

Description

In this letter, which starts, 'Hydi - Hum & Loll', Banting mentions he has just been listening to a 'Jam Session' by [jazz musicians] Jack and Charlie Teagarden. He continues by saying that he has been keeping his mother company while his father is in hospital. He also says that he has read 'Costa's review' [? Costa Achillopoulo] and comments on his own opinion of the 'bourgois' character of the reviewer. He also comments unfavourably about a recent play 'The Dog beneath the Skin' [by W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood], 'if they had read more tripe (N. Coward for example) they would have avoided making almost the same cracking unobserving back chat'.

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