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Here’ Another. Either you marry happily or you become a poet/philosopher.

CR

On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 12:17 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Maybe you inspire as long you don’t marry -;
>
> CR
>
> On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 12:15 PM David Boyd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> For someone able to inspire 'Burnt Norton', Emily was hardly toxic to
>> Eliot's poetic creativity as he seemed to be trying to allege?
>>
>> On Fri, 3 Jan 2020 at 16:37, Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello Pete,
>>>
>>> I haven't been following the Hale and letters threads as closely as
>>> maybe I should have, having just started this morning to look at some of
>>> the pages for which CR and Rickard have provided links. And I'm not sure
>>> I've fully comprehended your definition of sex as seen from a certain
>>> Democratic angle, or which Eliot statement you refer to, but am wondering
>>> if it comports with the Guardian Jan. 2 quote from Hale: “We were congenial
>>> in so many of our interests, our reactions, and emotional response to each
>>> others’ needs – the happiness, the quiet deep bonds between us and our
>>> lives, very rich ... And the more because we kept the relationship on an
>>> honourable, to be respected, plane.” That last does sound as if it might
>>> have morphed into the beginning of "Burnt Norton."
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Ken A
>>> On 1/3/2020 12:17 AM, Peter Dillane wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi CR
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Just reading the Eliot statement.
>>>
>>>
>>> What do men mean when they tell you “I did not have sex with that woman”.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> At least when Billy Clinton did this  it was a lie or a pretty analytic
>>> way of talking. A bit like the Hollywood code of one foot on the floor.
>>>
>>> Clinton was working from self interest at least.  But old TSE  seems to
>>> have thought it a justification . I cant bring myself to consider he had
>>> the same punctilious exclusive oscillatory definition of sex as a Democrat.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I’m still a bit shaken by his endorsement of his second wife as a goody
>>> because she really loved him. My wife would have said “I’m glad its about
>>> you”
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Pete
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>>
>>>
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>>>
>>> *From: *Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]>
>>> *Sent: *Friday, 3 January 2020 3:08 PM
>>> *To: *[log in to unmask]
>>> *Subject: *Re: TS Eliot’s hidden love letters reveal intense,
>>> heartbreaking affair | The Guardian
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> An abstraction
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> “Perhaps I could not have been the companion in marriage he hoped ...
>>> Perhaps the vision saved both of us from great unhappiness – I cannot ever
>>> know.”
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> CR
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 10:43 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Edward Helmore from Princeton
>>>
>>> The Guardian
>>>
>>> 2 Jan 2020, 14.50 EST
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jan/02/ts-eliot-hidden-love-letters-reveal-intense-heartbreaking-affair-emily-hale
>>>
>>>
>>> CR
>>>
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