I'm quite aware of your line. But it ignores a great mass of evidence. And it is so easy to read late concerns back into early ones. If all you mean is the very general need for some Truth, as in "Absolute," it does not explain much.
N>>> Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>10/15/13 9:17 PM >>>
I'm underscoring the continuity of certain core concerns.
It is not artificial. There are masses of situations, reasons, and changes in his life if one studies the sources.
>>> Chokh Raj 10/15/13 8:46 PM >>>
Well, one more attempt to bridge the artificial gulf between Eliot's early and later work.
It's a very old one.
Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]
"He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life shall find it." (Matthew, 10:39)
"In order to possess what you do not possess / You must go by the way of dispossession." ('East Coker')
Well, just a random thought.