Written 60 years ago and rediscovered on eBay, a young gay
man·s personal letters become fodder for a new opera..and includes letters frombeing done here in Chicago on November 8, 9th and 10th) and which we will write more about in a later blog nearer the date.
we received this nice email from David Kodeski about the two letters from Nin that were in the suitcase.
Hi Moira -
Yes, absolutely- feel free to share the letters. I got to sit down with Judith Malina in March and she told me that Anais and Jimmy were quite close - and I would bet that Anais' mothering instinct was in full force when she was writing those two letters to Jimmy in the late forties - she seemed unhappy that he was in the Marines. That it wasn't a good place for him-
Their relationship continued for years and years as I understand it.
Anything that any of the Nin scholars can uncover regarding Jimmy would be terrific - he was apparently one of those people who really promoted others - who essentially became an artist by being the support of and doing promotion for artists ... interesting guy that left this planet too early.