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The Letters of T. S. Eliot (Volume 2: 1923-1925)

Lisa Levy reviews the second volume of the poet's correspondence
T. S. Eliot
Lisa Levy of The Rumpus reviews the second volume of T. S. Eliot's Letters, spanning the years 1923-5: 'From 1917 until 1925, T.S. Eliot worked in a bank. A simple, declarative sentence, a biographical fact. Not the subject of dissertations or the reason two hefty volumes of The Letters of T.S. Eliot (Volume 1: 1898-1922; Volume 2: 1923-5) have just been published, but along with his disastrous and draining marriage to Vivien Haigh-Wood, Eliot’s employment at Lloyd’s Bank of London was the driving force of his life in the years of these letters, until he left Lloyd’s in October 1925 for a position as an editor at the publishing house Faber & Gwyer (later to be Faber & Faber).' [Read More]

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