‘I bowed to the comely maids…’ Note reveals surprising side of TS Eliot | Books | The Guardian

Clare Reihill, who administers the poet’s estate, said: “It is so rare for us to see Eliot up close as a human being – people always see him as a buttoned-up banker who became a poet. It’s just fascinating to be able to see him move about the world.”



On Sun, Oct 7, 2018 at 11:19 AM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Can’t tell what a pure delight it has been reading the whole account spellbound without batting an eyelid. A most gripping reading in a while. Thank you so much, Rickard Parker dear, for sharing this sumptuous note. Bless you! 


On Sun, Oct 7, 2018 at 10:39 AM Rick Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
It has been about a month short of 70 years since Eliot received his Nobel Prize. Shortly afterward, in a letter to his sister Marion, Eliot recounted it and the surrounding events. The letter can be read at the Guardian here:

   Rick Parker