Sounds very much to me like something he
would have gottten out of Symon's book on the French Symbolists.
Quoting Timothy Materer <[log in to unmask]>:
> 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.
> Timothy Materer
> Department of English
> University of Missouri
> Columbia MO 65211
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