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On 5/6/2012 9:32 AM, Chokh Raj wrote:

> Obviously, when a poem is presented in such terms, it may mean 
> different things to different readers. Eliot admits as much in a 
> letter to Philip Mairet, 31 October, 1956; the collection of Violet 
> Welton. All the same, he felt that it was still necessary to assert 
> its (the poem's) 'absolute' meaning. (Peter Ackroyd, p. 271)
>

     This is one letter I'd like to see, for the complete context. 
Apparently it is in a collection at the University of Texas at Austin. 
Have any listers seen it?

  Thanks,
  Ken A