Tuesday, May 07, 2013

News at Eleven: The poem continued, "Let your words/

tread lightly on this earth of Europe/lest my people's bones protest."

When [Emanuel] Litvinoff finished, members of the audience shouted out angrily at him for daring to attack the eminent T.S. Eliot. The catcalls continued until, from the back of the hall, a voice was heard to say, "It's a good poem. It's a very good poem."

That voice came from T.S. Eliot.

from Haaretz: This day in Jewish history/The poet who called out T.S. Eliot's anti-Semitism is born


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