"Someone said: 'The dead writers are remote from us because we know so
much more than they did.'. Precisely, and they are that which we know."
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Ken Armstrong wrote:
> Regarding the date of the book I recommended: it was forty years
> the publication of TWL, close to thirty after BN. Is there progress in
> arts or in their appreciation? Genuine understanding, I think, does
> depend on "progress."
But much later a lot more was known about Eliot's personal life
and so I would think a better case could be made on how Eliot
transformed the personal.
Anyway, I'll wait until I read the book before commenting on it