Agreed. He may not have suffered fools gladly but he seems to have been up for a real challenge anytime.
"Materer, Timothy J." <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Eliot did seem to get on far better with acolytes (eg Anne Ridler with The Criterion and, later, with Valerie) than with those who stood up to him.
>Eliot got on extremely well with two of the most cantankerous figures in literary history, Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis. His loyalty to Lewis (reviewing his late fiction, sitting for a second portrait) was remarkable.