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

John Haffenden T. S. Eliot Valerie Eliot Matthew Hollis

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Faber & Faber
01 December 2014
Biography; Biography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals; Literary studies: poetry & poets
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.
By:   John Haffenden, T. S. Eliot, Valerie Eliot, Matthew Hollis
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 242mm,  Width: 165mm,  Spine: 43mm
Weight:   1.260kg
ISBN:   9780571316328
ISBN 10:   0571316328
Series:   Letters of T. S. Eliot
Pages:   928
Publication Date:   01 December 2014
Recommended Age:   From 0 to 0 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Author Website:   http://www.matthewhollis.com/

John Haffenden is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Sheffield, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies, University of London, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His publications include a biography of the American poet John Berryman; editions of the works of William Empson including the Complete Poems (2000); and an award-winning two-volume biography of Empson (2005, 2006). He was General Editor of Letters of T. S. Eliot, volumes 1, 2 (2009), 3 (2012) and 4 (2013).

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