> Antonio Tabucchi included a note at the end of the novel, stating that the
> name of the main character was inspired by Eliot's passage «What about
> Pereira?» in Sweeney Agonistes. I must admit I have never read the passage.
> Could anyone post it?
The work is copyrighted and I didn't find any bootleg copies on the
web but check out this page:
And the following reports on a John Hayward donation:
Title 'Sweeney Agonistes' Reference HB/V/7A Covering Dates (Undated.)
Extent and Medium 1 volume; paper Content and context
Early typescript with a few deletions, entitled 'Pereira or the
Marriage of Life and Death, a Dream', the subtitle crossed out and
'The Superior Landlord' substituted in manuscript, 8 pp. Typescript
carbon of another draft, 12 pp. Copy of letter, 18 Mar. 1933, from
T.S. Eliot to Hallic Flanagan inserted, giving an alternative ending.
By the way, I didn't have any luck with your Ravenna request.