When he says...another cruel -vicious- attack on one of his friends. this time the "victim" was Richmond and his gagaku poems. Not a great poem, certainly, but it kind of helps to understand their relationship.
[***] listen, on the poem about Richmond "a very serious fellow""”please
never print it in book form. I've written to Winans who accepted it and have
asked him to tear it. Steve can't handle it. he's hooked into something besides
poetry which makes him weak against almost everything of this sort. I can't
say any more about it. just tear the poem or don't publish it. [***]