P. 98 at this link sheds some light on Eliot's Norton Lectures. Joe here is CL Barber, and Mattie is FO Matthiesen.
On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]');" target="_blank">[log in to unmask]> wrote:James,
Could you give a few specifics regarding that? I would imagine that most audiences would be less than unified in their enthusiasms to begin with.
On 5/25/2016 4:56 AM, James Loucks wrote:
I've studied TSE's year in America in detail, and I can assure you that his lectures and readings did not always appeal to his audiences. -- Jim Loucks
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The 1931 portrait vis-a-vis Eliot's timeline
1930"Ash Wednesday," a poem about Eliot's religious awakening, is published.
1932A Year at HarvardEliot accepts a yearlong teaching position at Harvard, his alma mater. The professional opportunity also gives him a break from his failing marriage to Vivienne, who remains in England while Eliot travels to Massachusetts. Eliot is instantly a well-liked professor, frequently inviting students over for tea.
In the 1931 portrait, Eliot looks confident, reassured.
On Sunday, May 22, 2016, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote: