This is phenomenal work you are doing, Rickard.
You should package it as a CD and sell it.
From: Rickard A. Parker [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 4:28 PM
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Subject: Even more Eliot is online
Yep, still more Eliot related material has been put up on my
"Exploring Online Books" website. The home page is at URL:
Finally, Hesse's essay "The Brothers Karamasov or The Downfall of
Europe," part of his book "Blick in Chaos" mentioned in Eliot's notes
to "The Waste Land" is easily available. This is the Stephen Hudson
translation from the June 1922 issue of "The Dial."
Remember the falling towers of TWL? In Eliot's "London Letter" for
the May, 1922 issue of "The Dial" he mentions his absence from London
for three months and writes:
Other cities decay, and extend a rich odour of putrefaction;
London merely shrivels, like a little bookkeeper grown old.
He also mentions entertainer Marie Lloyd. I put up Eliot's "London Letter"
for December 1922 earlier. That essay was about the death of Marie Lloyd.
For kicks I also put up a short story by Conrad Aiken entitled
"Soliloquy on a Park Bench" (from the June, 1922 issue of "The Dial.")
It's about a boy's attempt to pick up a girl and the girl's reaction.
It mentioned canoeing on the Concord River and that was enough to turn
me into Aiken's publisher.
Also there, but announced previously, are Hesse's essay "Thoughts on
Dostoevsky's The Idiot" from "Blick in Chaos" and Marie Larisch's book
"My Past." Marie Larisch was the Marie of "The Waste Land" and her
book describes the scandal she and her cousin the Archduke (Austria's
Crown Prince Rudolp) were involved in (really, Marie was a
go-between.) Be forewarned: the book takes liberties with the truth.