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John Moulden James Reeves (1909-1978) (20) RE: James Reeves 03 Aug 18


Two things - Reeves was a poet, and at that time was promoting the idea that traditional song words could be treated as serious poetry. It was a good idea given the snooty ideas of the 'educated' of the time.
- he was also I think, misunderstood - Gershon Legman ripped pieces out of him, referring to The Everlasting Circle as The Everliving Idiot - Reeves sued the publisher and my copy of The Horn Book contains a disclaimer and an apology.


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