Thanks for sending this! Keegan’s knowledge of Eliot oeuvre is deep, and he quotes freely from the letters. Very interesting on the religious schism between them, and lots of interesting stuff like E's comparison of Hale and his brother Henry. Keegan is adept at quoting from E’s essays or poems when apposite to the letters. And he avoids anything sensational such as the anti-semitic remarks.
> On Oct 16, 2020, at 1:19 PM, Rickard A. Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> In Emily of Fire & Violence, Keegan writes that "One of the
> remarkable things about the Hale letters is the way they show
> [Eliot’s] more notorious opinions in more nuanced form, his thinking