It might interest you to know that TSE's later letters are playful and
self-revealing too. A collection opened in 2000 at King's, a long
(1927--47) exchange with Hayward (Hayward's half of the correspondence
belongs to Mrs E and requires her permission to read), show a TSE who
cuts and pastes curious and comic newspaper pieces into his letters,
plays Sherlock Holmes games, and says many things about his loves, his
marriage, his faith, his failures and even his hangups about
housekeeping, housekeepers, ties and underwear.
On Sunday, March 7, 2004, at 12:05 PM, Nancy Gish wrote:
> It sounds very like the Tom of 1914. He changed very much during the
> War and his marriage. His early letters are playful and
>>>> [log in to unmask] 03/07/04 1:26 PM >>>
> Does this really sound like our Tom?
> Letters should be indiscretions--otherwise they are simply official
> T.S. Eliot
> Letter to Conrad Aiken dated 31 December, 1914.
> "The Letters of T.S. Eliot" (vol. 1), p. 75