Thanks for the info!
oh, yes, its definitely there. its in north london,
and its one of those nowhere places that no-one goes
to unless they live there.
At some point i shall have to make my own cricklewood
ive already been to St magnus the Martyr, and the
ionian white and gold of the walls did have a certain
inexplicableness to them....possibly because from the
outside it just looks really old and dirty and
At the moment im working in kensington, and wherever i
go fragments of the quartets rise up from my
subconscious, its quite good really.
--- William Gray <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Sorry, that
should be "sunken town," not "sunker
> town." And "taht" should be "that." Oh well.
> >>> [log in to unmask] 05/25/04 11:26AM >>>
> Eliot visited Cricklewood in 1911, and this
> quotation comes from a letter to Eleanor Hinkley (26
> April). Here's the bit you're interested in:
> 'I made a pilgrimage to Cricklewood. "Where _is_
> Cricklewood" said an austere Englishman at the
> hotel. I produced a map and pointed to the silent
> evidence that Cricklewood exists. He pondered. "But
> why go to Cricklewood?" he flashed out at length.
> Here I was triumphant. "There is no reason!" I said.
> He had no more to say. But he _was_ relieved (I am
> sure) when he found taht I was American. He felt no
> longer responsible. But Cricklewood is mine. I
> discovered it. No one will go there again. It is
> like the sunker town in the fairy story
> [Germelshausen by Gerstacker], that rose just every
> May-day eve, and lived for an hour,and only one man
> saw it.*' (Letters 18-19)
> '*_Note explanatory_: I suggest that if the Sayward
> family were English--well, they might live in
> Cricklewood.' (Letters 19)
> Hope this helps toward answering your question.
> By the way, did the program decide once and for all
> if Cricklewood exists?
> >>> [log in to unmask] 05/25/04 10:13AM >>>
> (back after some time away)
> I was watching a program about the history of London
> over the weekend, and they had an Eliot quote about
> how he found cricklewood, and how no-one shall ever
> find it again.
> I really want to get hold of wherever this came
> but I cant find it ^anywhere^.
> Could someone tell me where I could find it, or at
> least if it came from a diary or an essay or
> like that?
> Thanks alot,
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