Peter Ackroyd's 'T.S. Eliot: A Life" ends with
...perhaps we can say now of Eliot what he once said of another poet,
"We understand the poetry better when we know more about the man."
Ackroyd's endnote for this is:
Eliot on Edwin Muir, BBC broadcast 5 May 1959
Would somebody who knows more about this please provide some context.
It doesn't seem to fit what Eliot had to *SAY* about poetry before.
A fuller quote would be appreciated.