The Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 5: 1930-1931

The Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 5: 1930-1931

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The letters between Eliot and his associates, family and friends - his correspondents range from the Archbishop of York and the American philosopher Paul Elmer More to the writers Virginia Woolf, Herbert Read and Ralph Hodgson - serve to illuminate the ways in which his Anglo-Catholic convictions could, at times, prove a self-chastising and even alienating force. 'Anyone who has been moving among intellectual circles and comes to the Church, may experience an odd and rather exhilarating feeling of isolation, ' he remarks. Notwithstanding, he becomes fully involved in doctrinal controversy: he espouses the Church as an arena of discipline and order. Eliot's relationship with his wife, Vivien, continues to be turbulent, and at times desperate, as her mental health deteriorates and the communication between husband and wife threatens, at the coming end of the year, to break down completely. At the close of this volume Eliot will accept a visiting professorship at Harvard University, which will take him away from England and Vivien for the academic year 1932-33.In 1914 he volunteeredfor WW1, but his enlistment was deferred for medical reasons: he went on active servicein June ... The Criterion and introducing him to Bruce Richmond, editor of the TLS (for which TSE wrote some of his finest essays ).

Title:The Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 5: 1930-1931
Author: John Haffenden, T.S. Eliot, Valerie Eliot
Publisher:Faber & Faber - 2014-11-18

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