Tuesday, July 10, 2012

News at Eleven: This latest volume (edited by Valerie Eliot and

John Haffenden with unblinking attentiveness to the reader's every need) covers the years 1926 and 1927. In this period, [T.S.] Eliot falls to his knees in St Peter's, Rome, to the astonishment of his companions; is privately received into the Church of England; becomes a British citizen; and fails to get into All Souls because some fellows ("sons of the manse") denounce his poetry as "obscene and blasphemous".

from The Guardian: The Letters of T.S. Eliot Volume 3: 1926-1927 edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden--review


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