I like it all, Rickard, except for Lyndall Gordon's telling me how to read.
That's a bit of a humourous poof.
Thanks, as always. Definitely a keeper.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: Sherlock Holmes and Murder in the Cathedral
> On 1/15/2012 7:29 PM, John Angell Grant wrote:
>> An amusing correlation between Sherlock Holmes and Murder in the
> I was curious. Here are some of my findings.
> Maybe you can catch this early. Otherwise wait until tomorrow.
> Eliot acknowledged Doyle:
> On 28 September 1951, a letter in the Times from one Nathan L. Bengis,
> of New York, saying he had written to Eliot about the apparent
> 'I quote with permission from his reply: "My use of the 'Musgrave
> Ritual' was deliberate and wholly conscious".' Eliotís genius lay in
> using borrowings from Sherlock Holmes as tellingly as those he took
> Webster or Dante.
> For a bibliography of Eliot's use of Doyle:
> Lyndall Gordon had a bit to say about Holmes and "Murder in the
> The most challenging role is to become a sleuth of the inner
> life -- Watson to Eliot's Holmes -- and this will be the response
> of the active reader to all of Eliot's works. [More]
> Rick Parker