This is a theme he dealt with in his poetry as well, eg., Preludes:
With the other masquerades/
That time resumes,/
One thinks of all the hands/
That are raising dingy shades/
In a thousand furnished rooms.
In a message dated Tue, 14 May 2002 5:30:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time, "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>Jennifer Formichelli wrote:
>> And to give an example of what I mean, I would be interested in talking
>> about what Eliot might have meant when he said he wanted to write a drama
>> about '(furnished flat sort of people'). This drama became Sweeney
>Just some guesses here Jennifer but he may have meant the poor who
>afford to buy their furniture or the rootless who moved from place to
>and didn't want to be tied down with such things.
> Rick Parker