Monday, November 19, 2012

Becoming Mr. Eliot …

… he grew old - bookforum.com / current issue. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The story these volumes tell is so fascinating that I could not put them down. The young Tom Eliot, who graduated from Harvard in 1910 and set out for a year of study in Paris, is a figure straight out of a Henry James novel—a self-conscious, aesthetically inclined innocent abroad in an age when Puritan norms still ruled the American scene.

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