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Publishing John's Letters
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25 January 2011
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Zig said:

robert said:

Since John was aware of his own fame, one has to believe that he realized that one day his own personal letters etc, would be published - just like hundreds of writers before him. 


And I'd be willing to bet my house that he wrote some of them (or at least portions thereof) HOPING they would be published one day. No sir, I would not put it past him one bit. After all, this is the same man (genius) who wrote gibberish in
I Am The Walrus just to confuse and piss off those who tried to interpret his lyrics. I laugh every time I hear that song. It's one of my favorites.
Oh, that wonderfully cheeky bastard.a-hard-days-night-john-1

You know, it does sound like something he would do... That is why I love him!
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Personally, I cannot wait. I don't care if Yoko makes money off this book - at least I'll get to read it.

Would I want someone reading my private letters? Well, probably not. But if I was John Lennon I'd expect them to be republished at some point. He knew what was going on; The Beatles were aware enough to know that everything they did was documented. And it's not like a free-for-all either. They're being edited by Hunter Davies, who's a safe pair of hands.

I've read the Kurt Cobain diaries. While those are pretty raw and personal in places, I'm glad they're available. Once someone is dead, does it really matter if their writing is published, providing it's authorised by the owners of their estate? If it causes us to reassess that person and see them in a new light (good or bad), surely it's no bad thing as we'd have a fuller idea of their character.

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