Herbert Howarth's Notes on Some Figures Behind T. S. Eliot originally
had a chapter that related Eliot's poems to figures, such as Eliot's
grandfather, from the poet's family life. The chapter was dropped
because Eliot disapproved of it.
The title of this chapter was "Cadavers carried everywhere" in an
allusion to the author who, reacting against tradition, said
something about the burden of the past: "L'on porte partout le
cadaver de son grand-pére." Does anyone know who this author might
be? I seem to remember Wyndham Lewis quoting this remark, but after
much searching I still can't find the source.
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