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The cover picture of Eliot at this link is just fabulous.

https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/literature-literary-studies/The-Letters-of-T-S-Eliot-Volume-6-1932-1933-edited-by-John-Haffenden-and-TS-Eliot-9780571316342

CR

On Saturday, October 31, 2015, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> The Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 6: 1932-1933 Hardcover – 4 Feb 2016
> by T.S. Eliot (Author), John Haffenden (Editor)
>
> I reproduce below an Amazon description of the volume.
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> Despairing of his volatile, unstable wife, T. S. Eliot, at 44, resolves to
> put an end to the torture of his eighteen-year marriage.
>
> He breaks free from September 1932 by becoming Norton Lecturer at Harvard.
> His lectures will be published as The Use of Poetry and the Use of
> Criticism (1933). He also delivers the Page-Barbour Lectures at Virginia
> (After Strange Gods, 1934). At Christmas he visits Emily Hale, to whom he
> is 'obviously devoted'. He gives talks all over - New York, California,
> Missouri, Minnesota, Chicago - and the letters describing encounters with
> F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson and Marianne Moore ('a real Gillette
> blade') brim with gossip. High points include the première at Vassar
> College of his comic melodrama Sweeney Agonistes (1932). The year 'was the
> happiest I can ever remember in my life . . . successful and amusing.'
>
> Returning home, he hides out in the country while making known to Vivien
> his decision to leave her. But he is exasperated when she buries herself in
> denial: she will not accept a Deed of Separation.
>
> The close of 1933 is lifted when Eliot 'breaks into Show Business'. He is
> commissioned to write a 'mammoth Pageant': The Rock. This collaborative
> enterprise will be the proving-ground for the choric triumph of Murder in
> the Cathedral (1935).
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> http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Letters-Eliot-Volume-1932-1933/dp/0571316344/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_cp_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=0CQJ0D6JS2RX472H9VQT
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> The cover image of Eliot is very suave, one of the best.
>
> CR
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