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On Tue, Jan 7, 2020, 5:21 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Let these words answer
> For what is done, not to be done again
> May the judgement not be too heavy upon us
>
> Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death
> Pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
>
> — TS Eliot, ‘Ash-Wednesday’
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> On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 5:17 PM [log in to unmask] <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Yes, less biography, more poetry.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Jan 7, 2020, at 5:17 PM, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Eliot was a great poet, partly because he experienced depths of many
>> kinds. He was not a great man.
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>> I have not been at all surprised by the letters. We all already knew how
>> he abandoned her; this is the same attitude.
>>
>> Geoffrey Faber called him Jekyll and Hyde. There was always a reason. But
>> I have also always seen his work and life as divided. I hope this will end
>> any idealizing of the man.
>>
>> Nancy
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>> On Tue, Jan 7, 2020, 4:26 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>> Well, one should be wary of throwing away the baby with the bath water.
>>>
>>> CR
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>>> On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 4:07 PM Peter Dillane <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
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>>>> That’s it I’m throwing out my copy of Byron
>>>>
>>>> cheers Pete
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>>>> On 8 Jan 2020, at 7:04 am, Materer, Timothy J. <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> wrote:
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>>>>
>>>> Pretending that the misogyny that led Eliot and Lowell and Hughes to
>>>> diminish and erase the women in their lives can be distilled away from
>>>> their poetry assures the endurance of misogyny in the verse of the future.
>>>> Bad men, abusive men, selfish men, it must be admitted, cannot be great
>>>> poets, deserving of reward and reverence, their sins washed away by rhyme
>>>> and unreason.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/07/opinions/t-s-eliot-letters-and-bad-male-poets-zakaria/index.html
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