The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878 Message #4032233
Posted By: Brian Peters
04-Feb-20 - 01:33 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Jim, I think Maud's Newfoundland work is now getting the recognition it deserves. Her biography of Sharp, while by no means nor a full critical assessment (Harker dismissed it as 'hagiography'), has got some valuable information in it, and her contribution to the Appalachian expeditions should never be underestimated. She's often described merely as Sharp's amanuensis, but she was so much more than that - an invaluable colleague at every stage of the adventure. I've described her before as Sharp's 'one-woman life-support system', and there's no doubt in my mind that he'd never have made it physically or mentally without her.