I do not have a fuller quotation, but it does fit with many things Eliot said
later in life. About Yeats, for example. And about his own life and its
presence in his work. Relying on early critical ideas like "impersonality"
does not address his later views, and like all complicated people, he
changed many of his.
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Subject: Context please
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
doesn't seem to fit what Eliot had to *SAY* about poetry before.
A fuller quote would be appreciated.