Doubtless so, Tim - another complexity to his make-up.

On 4 April 2014 15:35, Materer, Timothy J. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Eliot did seem to get on far better with acolytes (eg Anne Ridler with The Criterion and, later, with Valerie) than with those who stood up to him.

Eliot got on extremely well with two of the most cantankerous figures in literary history, Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis. His loyalty to Lewis (reviewing his late fiction, sitting for a second portrait) was remarkable.