Thanks, Tom, for sharing the name. I had some long chats with Ron Schuchard this summer in London, and he told me all about this collection. When he revealed the Emily Hale part (this was actually the first book he pulled out of the boxes in storage!), he told me like it was a secret, so I haven't told anyone. It's pretty amazing -- to have ANY first edition of Prufrock, but especially that one!
He also told me some other parts of this story, that this conversation with Mr. Danowski has gone on for years, and that he didn't know whether or not Emory was going to get the collection (Danowski was courting other schools as well). Also, one of the books is a first edition of Siegfried Sassoon (perhaps I'm wrong on the poet, but that's the one I remember) that Danowski paid an exorbitatant amount for at an auction (something like 150,000 pounds). Seems there was a huge fan at the auction who kept bidding him up.
Can't remember if I told the list or not, but I'm applying for doctoral programs this fall, and hope to be accepted by Emory to study with Ron Schuchard. The man is a wonderful genius, and it would be a great privilege just to sit and listen to him talk. I would try to get into Emory just for him, but since I'm planning on a degree in 20th century British Lit, I don't think I could pick a better school as far as resources are concerned -- other than Oxford, of course. I guess you know that Emory also has the best Irish Lit collection outside Ireland -- and is most likely better than most collections _in_ Ireland.
Hope everyone had a wonderful summer.
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Thanks for the added information. Fascinating in any case.
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--- Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Fascinating question. If it was not his wife or
> Emily Hale, there must
> be a whole new story????
POETRY treasure-trove unique gift to Emory
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) -
.... A first edition of TS Eliot's 'Prufrock and Other
inscribed to 'Miss Emily Hale,' the poet's lover. Ron
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> Charles McElwain wrote:
> > By BO EMERSON
> > The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
> > Published on: 08/27/04
> > A first edition of T.S. Eliot's "Prufrock and
> Other Observations,"
> inscribed to his lover,
> What was the name of that lover?
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