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Quite interesting, Tim.
Thanks,
CR

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 12:50 PM Materer, Timothy J. <[log in to unmask]>
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> Thanks for calling attention to this fine article. I’m reviewing V. 8 of
> the letters in which one sees his fascination with Sherlock Holmes. Here’s
> something from my draft:
>
> > A letter of 11 February [1936]:  Sherlock Holmes style fantasy in which
> Eliot (indeed playing a “wanted” man) writes that he is attempting to elude
> a certain “Sir W. F." and suspects an antagonist like Holmes' Professor
> Moriarty (the model for Macavity the Mystery Cat) behind the scenes. In
> another letter to Hayward, he begins, "The shades are closing in'" and soon
> "there will be nothing left but the closing chapter of the Reichenbach
> Falls" (66). The Holmesian fantasy takes hold on him so much that he begins
> a note to Woolf: "In my case-book for June I find noted the adventure of
> the Rochester Skeleton, the mystery of the Methodist School, and the case
> of the abominable vice-chancellor and his toy ducks: but I have not seen
> Virginia Woolf" (628).
>
> Note that the 11 Feb. letter is not in the text but is found among the
> hundreds of letters on the tseliot.com website.
>
> > On Jun 5, 2019, at 1:50 PM, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > T. S. Eliot, Crime Fiction Critic
> > By Curtis Evans
> > April 29, 2019
> >
> > https://crimereads.com/t-s-eliot-crime-fiction-critic/
> >
> > CR
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