"In her new biography, Nancy Cunard: Heiress, Muse, Political Activist, author Lois Gordon shines a spotlight on a woman history seems to have forgotten. Unhappy with a life of privilege, Cunard rebelled early from a lonely childhood and took up with writers such as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and Wyndham Lewis. Dazzled and inspired by these men who became lovers, Cunard eventually published her own books of poetry."

In an NPR interview she stated that Eliot "had an affair" with Cunard, and that the Fresca section of TWL mss. was about her. Pound removed it, she says, because of his friendship with Cunard. I do not have the book yet. If anyone finds Gordon's documentation of Eliot's relationship with the rebellious heiress please share it with the list.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12070489

Podcast of the interview is available at the site for download. Diana



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