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If you cannot pull up the review from the address below, you need only
google "New York Times Young Eliot" and it comes up with no problem.

Second, the paragraph below is how it ends.

Third, it is absurd to agree or disagree with the concluding remark
unless one reads the biography. It is extremely thorough and based on a
lot of new research--such as tracking down accounts of Eliot's sailing
far north by getting to the history archives in Jonesport, Maine
(amazing). It is a brilliant book in my judgment, but it has to be read
to be evaluated in any way.
Nancy


“The more perfect the artist, the more completely separate in him will
be the man who suffers and the mind which creates,” Eliot argued.
Crawford shrewdly notes how “Tom selected the verb ‘suffers,’ rather
than, say, ‘loves,’ ‘exults’ or ‘experiences.’ ” Produced in the throes
of great anguish, “The Waste Land” offers little hope within its
borders. Eliot’s first half of life ended much as the world ends in his
poem “The Hollow Men,” “not with a bang but a whimper.”

>>> Chanan Mittal 08/28/15 11:15 AM >>>
“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