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But recall there's plenty mention of Bleistein, however - may be wrong
though- no copy in front of me right now

On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 10:53 PM, Richard Seddon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  David
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> Patricia Sloan: “T.S. Eliot’s Bleinstein Poems: uses of literary allusion
> in ‘Burbank with a Baedeker:Bleinstein with a cigar’ and ‘Dirge’”;
> International Scholars Publications, New York, 2000.
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> No mention of Stetson in the index and as I recall from reading it 9 years
> ago there is no mention of Stetson in the text
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> Rick Seddon
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> Portales, NM
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> *From:* T. S. Eliot Discussion forum. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] *On
> Behalf Of *David Boyd
> *Sent:* Saturday, February 06, 2010 3:21 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: Mr. Bleistein at the Cannon Street Grill
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> Doesn't the late Pat Sloane's (2001?)  book cover this topic at length ?
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> regards
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> David
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> On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 7:44 PM, Rickard A. Parker <[log in to unmask]>
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> A reader of my TWL website recently emailed me a query about a man in
> Eliot's life around 1920 named Stetson. He also wrote this paragraph
> about Bleistein with information new to me:
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>   You might be interested to know (if you don't already)
>   that there a real Bleistein, who ran a Fur and Skin
>   Merchants on Lower Thames Street near Eliot's
>   workplace. A submission to Notes & Queries also
>   mentioned (although I do not know how the author can
>   have known it) that this Mr. Bleistein smoked Coronas
>   and dined at the Cannon Street Grill. From that
>   evidence it would seem fairly certain he was the real
>   life model for the Bleistein in 'Burbank with a
>   Baedecker: Bleistein with a Cigar'. 'Money in furs'.
>   (Of course Bleistein makes an appearance in the drafts
>   to The Waste Land).
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> Regards,
>    Rick Parker
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