Tuesday, January 22, 2013

News at Eleven: It is [T.S.] Eliot's sheer energy and commitment

that impresses most, as he solicits writers across Europe, participates in debate, supplies references and introductions, arranges meetings, agrees terms, and soothes contributors, always returning unwanted submissions courteously and offering helpful advice. He frequently has to apologise for being in arrears, but he never gives up, always answers.

It can't be said that such administrative excellence makes for non-stop excitement.

from The Scotsman: Sponsored byBook review: The Letters of TS Eliot, vol. 4


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