Being on a train to Luxor, and actually
being in/at Luxor, are different things.
Perhaps the trip to Luxor got side-tracked
and stopped in Italy.
Would there be any connection with Pound's
Egyptian poetry and the generation thereof?
Didn't someone do the translations for him?
Could the reference have been metaphorical?
What is the significance of Luxor? Where might
it have been or be reflected in Eliot's poetry?
From: Rickard A. Parker [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 12:03 PM
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One of my correspondents has a photostat copy of a letter where the
author describes a meeting with Eliot in 1911 on a train to Luxor,
Does anyone know anything more about the Egypt trip or anything that
TSE may have written about it? I knew of the 1911 summer trip to
Germany and Italy but this trip to Egypt was a surprise.
Since the letter was written in 1972 there may be reasonable doubt
about the 1911 date. Is Eliot known to have visited Egypt at some
P.S. - I wonder if Cricklewood or Luxor made the bigger impression.