It makes sense that the self-proclaimed “custodians of twentieth-century Modernist poetry” would pen an open letter to Morrissey,
persuading begging Moz to let them publish his much-anticipated autobiography, I suppose. After all, if “history demands it” and “destiny commands it,” as they say, publishing house Faber & Faber must know what they’re talking about.
To be fair, parts of Lee Blackstone’s (nice publisher name!) plea are a bit tongue-in-cheek, but the overall sentiment of “pretty please give us your most coveted memoirs” rings honest and true.
As Slicing Up Eyeballs duly notes, the memoirs du Moz are, in fact, in the works, as he told the BBC (via NY Times) a few years back that he had begun work on the project to set “the record straight” about the many “really silly and really extreme” misquotes attributed to the former Smiths singer over the years.
Who knows if this sure to be brilliant book will ever see the light of day, but here’s hoping Morrissey decides to respond to this letter publicly, amusingly (as always), and soon.