Very curious. How could he/she/it have known any of this?
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From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2010 11:44 AM
Subject: Mr. Bleistein at the Cannon Street Grill
> A reader of my TWL website recently emailed me a query about a man in
> Eliot's life around 1920 named Stetson. He also wrote this paragraph
> about Bleistein with information new to me:
> You might be interested to know (if you don't already)
> that there a real Bleistein, who ran a Fur and Skin
> Merchants on Lower Thames Street near Eliot's
> workplace. A submission to Notes & Queries also
> mentioned (although I do not know how the author can
> have known it) that this Mr. Bleistein smoked Coronas
> and dined at the Cannon Street Grill. From that
> evidence it would seem fairly certain he was the real
> life model for the Bleistein in 'Burbank with a
> Baedecker: Bleistein with a Cigar'. 'Money in furs'.
> (Of course Bleistein makes an appearance in the drafts
> to The Waste Land).
> Rick Parker