Some interesting observations in this address, CR. Too bad the old Eliot
concordance isn't up on the Missouri site (it isn't, is it?), because
I'd like to put the term "perfection" in for a search and see what comes
up, if anything. Off the top of my imperfect head, I don't remember E
using that term in the poetry. Can't pretend to have read all the
voluminous prose. But whatever those results might be, I've never
thought TSE was offering the presentation of an alternative life but
trying to display instead the actual context of this life. Still, a good
hook to ruminate on.
On 7/13/2016 9:18 AM, Chanan Mittal wrote:
> A retrospect
> Lyndall Gordon: Eliot's Search for Perfection
> The first Eliot Memorial Lecture at the Royal Society of Literature on
> 27 February 2003: '“What Might Have Been and What Has Been”: Eliot's
> Search for Perfection'.