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On Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 9:33 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> And more
>
> Eliot and cruelty don’t go together.
> It is just not there in his character.
> He was a thorough gentleman.
>
> CR
>
> On Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 9:23 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> I for one don’t see any cruelty on Eliot’s part anywhere.
>> He made his position clear after Vivienne ‘s demise.
>>
>> CR
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 8:09 PM Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>> I don't know how that got cut off. I said that I see no point in trying
>>> to justify his cruelty to Hale.
>>> Nancy
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>>> On Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 8:07 PM Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>>> If you have not gone through this, the "grain of truth" is that we all
>>>> create a fantasy of those we love but,* in this case*, according to
>>>> Lyndall Gordon, *it is not true*:
>>>>
>>>> Gordon, too, found Eliot’s statement belittling of Hale, but also said
>>>> there was a “grain of truth” to his description.
>>>>
>>>> *“We have to think about the fact that all of us, when we’re in love,
>>>> there’s an element of fantasy about the beloved,” Gordon said. “And so,
>>>> what Eliot is doing is rebranding that in a belittling way — it was a
>>>> delusion, it didn’t exist. And that’s not true, when you read the actual
>>>> letters.”*
>>>> *In general, I think Frances Dickey is spot on. But I don't think this
>>>> is any more "beneath" Eliot than his treatment of John Hayward. He was a
>>>> mixed figure, and he was often disloyal and/or unkind to people who loved
>>>> him.*
>>>>
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>>>> *I see no point in *
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>>>>
>>>>
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>>>>> *On Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 7:37 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]
>>>> <[log in to unmask]>> wrote:Why scholars think the unsealed T.S. Eliot
>>>> letters are a big dealBy Joshua Barajas PBS NewsHour Jan 8,
>>>> 2020 https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/why-scholars-think-the-unsealed-t-s-eliot-letters-are-a-big-deal
>>>> <https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/why-scholars-think-the-unsealed-t-s-eliot-letters-are-a-big-deal> CR
>>>> *
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