Sounds too good to be true, but if it
is it seems TSE missed an opportunity to audit a candid opinion.
Apparently the photo date is mislabeled? It says around 1925.
Unless TSE is standing in a hole, I'm impressed with the size of
WBY. Perhaps he's the model for Phlebas. Given how close together
the two are standing, it looks like someone asked them to pose,
but the shot we have here appears taken either a little too soon
or too late. Quite a furrow in TSE's brow.
On 12/6/2014 11:53 PM, James Loucks wrote:
This would have been in autumn 1932, when TSE sailed to
the US to deliver the Norton Lectures (1932-33); that same
year Yeats visited the US to be present at the opening of
one of his plays in New York. It was an uneasy meeting, over
a formal dinner (I think it might have been at Wellesley,
but have to check on that). WBY sat next to TSE but was
engaged in conversation with a young woman on the side away
from TSE. He then turned to TSE and said that he and the
lady had been discussing the poetry of TSE, and asked what
TSE thought about the subject. TSE turned his place card to
WBY to identify himself. -- best, -- Jim Loucks
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2014 5:28 PM
Subject: Re: Yeats and Eliot - a photograph
that's what I call body language!
Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]
William Butler Yeats and T S Eliot at a luncheon given
by Kenneth Ballard Murdock in c 1925