A biographer writes…

The main object of ‘Calderonia’ is to post events and documents in a kind of ‘real time’ ; exactly a hundred years after they happened.  And judging by the emails I have received, that’s what people appreciate.  This timeline approach is a great help to me as I piece together the narrative of the last chapter of my biography of Calderon (not the last chapter of the book), which I shall start writing next week.  I also know that I can go into more detail, and quote far more, in the blog than I’ll be able to in the chapter.

Unfortunately, although probably more is known about the last ten months of Calderon’s life than any period of similar length, we don’t know something specific or have a document about every day of it.  In those gaps, then, I shall post personal commentary on odd days. Sorry if this isn’t as interesting!  But, of course, I’m always keen to get your comments and reactions back.  The next actual document, a letter of Calderon’s to his mother, will be posted on 14 August and is, I think you’ll agree, a gem.

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About Patrick Miles

I am a writer who specialises in Anton Chekhov and is writing a biography of George Calderon.
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