A few days ago the Wikipedia article for T.S. Eliot was edited to include two paragraphs under its own sub-heading of "Jacob Epstein" (in the parent heading of "Life".) Epstein was a sculptor and he did a bust of Eliot in the 50s and apparently the two became friends.
I deleted the addition because of length and because it told us little about Eliot (the facts that it misspelled Eliot's name and was in the wrong section were just a bonus; they were an easy fix.) I put my reasons in the article's talk page. Among the responses was the this from the submitter of the Epstein material:
If you trouble to read the main work I cited, which is newly published, it talks about the fact that the relationship is not cited in past biographies; hence my inclusion of the quote, from a noted Eliot scholar, that the bust ""intimates that great scholarly insights may yet be garnered from the Eliot-Epstein connection"".
So, this post is to notify the list of this new material in case anyone is interested.
Here are URLs from the Duke:
To read the Epstein addition and its citations in the Wikipedia article at the time of its deletion:
The section on the Epstein deletion on the Eliot article's talk page:
Current version of Eliot Wikipedia article:
The Wikipedia article on Epstein:
View the National Portrait Gallery's Epstein bust of Eliot: