T S Eliot

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In this binary world of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, everything is political  so the economics becomes irrelevant

TS Eliot believed that “humankind cannot bear much reality”; Jack Nicholson famously told us that “we can’t handle the truth”. Neither the poet nor (...)

TS Eliot and the privacy problem
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  • February 22, 2015, 07:59

TS Eliot died on January 4th, 1965. His will contained a severe sentence: he did not wish to have a biography of himself published. With that in mi(...)

A window onto the world of Mark Twain
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  • December 14, 2013, 01:00

Samuel L Clemens, better known after 1863 by his pseudonym, Mark Twain, made several attempts to write an autobiography. He discarded hundreds of page(...)

Ezra Pound, John Quinn, Ford Maddox Ford and James Joyce in Pound’s Paris studio, circa 1924; Ezra Pound in about 1967, in a restaurant, and, left, in the garden of his studio in Paris. Photograph The Poetry Collection, University of Buffalo

Along with James Joyce and TS Eliot, the American poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972), the subject of a conference beginning today at Trinity College, was one(...)

I t’s only a fragment, and it is impossible to make any serious claim for its quality. All that is known of the(...)

The first volume of TS Eliot’s letters, published in 1988, represented the years from 1898 to 1922, the year of Th(...)