“the ways in which the ­passions and desires of the creator may be satisfied in the work of art are complex and devious" -- TSE 

“The more perfect the artist, the more completely separate in him will be the man who suffers and the mind which creates." -- TSE

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'Young Eliot,' by Robert Crawford 
A review by David Yezzi 
The New York Times 
Aug. 21, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/23/books/review/young-eliot-by-robert-crawford.html?_r=0

One may not concur with the concluding remark, though. 

CR