Maybe the snide “posthumously” remark with regard to the Nobel prize in 1948 has to do with Vivienne ‘s death in January 1947.CROn Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 3:28 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The following paragraph from “Meet the Poet: T.S. Eliot” almost settles the point.
// After the war, Eliot wrote no more major poetry, turning entirely to his plays and to literary essays, the most important of which revisited the French symbolists and the development of language in twentieth-century poetry. After Vivien died in January 1947, Eliot led a protected life as a flatmate of the critic John Hayward. In January 1957 he married Valerie Fletcher and attained a degree of contentedness that had eluded him all his life. He died in London and, according to his own instructions, his ashes were interred in the church of St. Michael's in East Coker. A commemorative plaque on the church wall bears his chosen epitaph--lines chosen from Four Quartets: "In my beginning is my end. In my end is my beginning." //CROn Fri, May 31, 2019 at 8:13 AM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:Thanks Rick.Can’t say. The FQs was the end of it?Regards,CROn Fri, May 31, 2019 at 7:54 AM Rick Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:On Thu, 30 May 2019 20:18:13 -0400, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Former T. S. Eliot East Gloucester Summer Home Given New Life
Thank you. I enjoyed the article and learned a few new things too.
>The Notes here say: “He received the Nobel Prize for literature posthumously in 1948.” ??? Puzzles me.
Snide criticism of his later work? ;-)