I think it was in the Jan. 2006 issue of Essays in Criticism. It was called "editing Eliot," by Jim McCue. I'm sorry I didn't give the reference--I had seen it discussed on the list a while ago, so I thought everyone had read it.
From: Jennifer Formichelli <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 20:12:59 -0400
Subject: Re: L. Rainey wins big book award for Eliot books--Enquiry to Cassandra
Which essay do you mean, on Rainey's proofreading? Could you provide
the author and source for those of us who'd like to read it?
On May 6, 2006, at 8:11 PM, Cassandra Laity wrote:
> Dear List,
> I pasted below a message Lawrence Rainey (my co-editor) wrote me
> yesterday about a big book award he just won for both Eliot books.
> It doesn't seem that the essay on his proofreading hurt him at all.
> Dear Lawrence Rainey,
> On behalf of the Dedalus Foundation, I am writing to inform you
> that your
> books, Revisiting The Waste Land and The Annotated Waste Land with
> Contemporary Prose, have been chosen as the winner of 2006 Robert
> Motherwell Book Award, which is given annually by the Dedalus
> Foundation to
> a outstanding publication in the history and criticism of modernism
> in the
> arts. The award carries with it a prize of $20,000.
> The members of this year's jury were Dore Ashton, John Elderfield,
> Rosand (chair), and Richard Shiff.
> If you will kindly send me a letter at the address above to
> confirm your
> acceptance of this Award, the Foundation will send you a check (or
> wire you,
> following your preference) in the amount of $20,000.
> We are pleased to be able to make this award, for which I also
> want to send
> my personal congratulations and best wishes. Although I was not a
> member of
> the jury, I too read your books with the greatest interest,
> admiration, and
> Yours sincerely,
> Jack Flam
> P.S. Transatlantic mail being rather slow these days, I am
> sending this
> email communication in advance of the letter that was recently
> mailed to
> you. You need not wait for the hard copy of the letter in order to
> Cassandra Laity
> Associate Professor
> Co-Editor, _Modernism/Modernity_
> Department of English
> Drew University
> Madison, NJ 07940
> Phone: 973-408-3141
> Fax: 973-408-3040
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