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R.I.P. Valerie Eliot November 12, 2012: T.S. Eliot's widow, Valerie, passed away on Friday at 86. From the Daily Mail: Valerie Eliot, the widow of T.S. Eliot and zealous guardian of the poet's literary legacy for almost half a century, has died. She was 86. The Eliot estate released a statement saying that Valerie Eliot died Friday at her London home after a brief [...]
A Visit to the Dry Salvages of Eliot’s Four Quartets October 15, 2012: James Parker wrote this piece for The Boston Globe. In it, he describes a trip to the Dry Salvages, a group of rocks, with a beacon, off the N.E. coast of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, that makes an appearance in T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets. Parker writes: On a stormy afternoon in late September, I visited the Dry Salvages with some [...]
Carina Finn Immortalizes T.S. Eliot September 27, 2012: Many thanks to Carina Finn for her tribute to T.S. Eliot on his birthday yesterday. To celebrate, she performed this song and made this video. The title? "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." Nice!
Happy Birthday, Old Possum! September 26, 2012: September 26th wouldn't be complete without wishing T.S. Eliot a happy birthday. To help with the celebration, jump over to the Huffington Post to check out some quotes and photos of O.P. Eliot. And after that, be sure to dip into the archives and read a few poems.
Your Weekly Dose of T.S. Eliot July 30, 2012: Let us go then, you and I, to celebrate T.S. Eliot this Monday afternoon. The Open Culture website posted two grand recordings of T.S. Eliot reading from his most famous works, "The Waste Land" and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." More thoughts on Eliot's letters appeared in The Literary Review. Writer David Collard [...]
Prufrock, Adamantine Stupidity, Tennessee Williams, and Latin American Modernists July 3, 2012: We talk a lot about poets' first appearances in Poetry and one of the most influential, and most frequently mentioned, is T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” The poem appeared in the June 1915 issue of Poetry and at the time of its publication, as his biographical note observes, Eliot had “published nothing hitherto in [...]
A Plethora of Reviews on the Third Collection of T.S. Eliot’s Letters July 2, 2012: The third installment of T.S. Eliot’s letters is out, and the reviews are in. According to The Guardian, this volume chronicles “the separation of the dapper man of letters from the agonised individual.” In these letters, written in 1926 and 1927, T.S. Eliot has tea with Virginia Woolf and banters with Harold Monro, but also struggles [...]
PJ Harvey Is Just One Love Song Among Many for T.S. Eliot May 23, 2012: The Guardian tells us that pop music makers have one thing in common: T.S. Eliot? Eliot would not have loved pop music but pop music loves Eliot. Ninety years after the publication of The Waste Land, he remains the lodestar poet for ambitious songwriters. They rummage through his masterpiece's treasure chest of arresting phrases: the [...]
TLS on The Waste Land App: “Only digital in the sense that it requires the use of a finger” February 20, 2012: T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land was one of the first digital books for Apple's iPad, "reported last summer to have made a profit within six weeks of going on sale." We also pointed to the NYT, which reported that the application even knocked Marvel Comics out of the top spot on the list for top-grossing book apps. Today, the Times Literary [...]
Why writers won’t surrender to the electronic paper trail December 22, 2010: Besides reading James Somers' essay in The Atlantic, you can play back and review the entire process of writing it here. Long before word processors overwrote each step on the way to a final product, T.S. Eliot's meticulous "versioning" of "The Waste Land" allowed scholars to peer into the writer's process when all of the drafts, notes, and [...]