I'm reviewing the transcript right now - and found the most delicious typo, which just as weirdly hooks up with the fact that Delia & I are at the Lowell Folk Festival right now, celebrating our 20th Anniversary (which I wrote a long post about here):
J: Can you describe what the original version [of TPOTS] was, way back in--you started working on this in '92? ish?
E: No, it was before '92, because-- You know what? I would actually have to take out my notebooks and look at the dates. But it was hot in '92 because Delia and I were courting, having these intense discussions with her over dinner about this book, I remember it very well. It was in full cry in '92, and that was before the Justine incident, so I guess I was hot with it around then.
The word in red, of course, should be not.
But it was - ahem! - hot then, too, of course.
Being summer and all.
[And this was really ELLEN, of course - nobody else writes such elliptical sentences! But I just love what Katharine's been doing, here - and hope you do, too! - so look for her again as Guest Blogger soon!]
ETA: Link to SH reprint story here - and don't miss Jed's lovely intro!.