Then, which sources and critics are good to read about Mr. Eliot's plays esp. "The Family Reunion" ?
On Fri, 25 Jan 2002 11:30:14 Erwin Welsch wrote:
>The Cambridge Companion to TSE says that the "biographies that exist range
>from partisan to abusive; none are satisfactory, for no biographer has had
>access to Eliot's papers." It also points out that two months before he
>died, Eliot specifically told his executors that they were not to
>"facilitate or countenance writing of any biography of me." With that
>caveat, the closest satisfactory biographies are the books by Peter Ackroyd
>(TSE: A Life) and Lyndal Gordon's Eliot's Early Years 1977, Eliot's New
>Life 1988, and T.S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life 1999. There are some other
>works that combine analysis and biography, but these are a good start.
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>> Which biographies of Eliot are best to read about his Life?
>> Sue E.
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