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The Letters of T.S. Eliot: Volume 3: 1926–1927 edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden

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February 2013, no. 348
James McNamara on 'The Letters of T.S. Eliot' edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden

The Letters of T.S. Eliot: Volume 3: 1926–1927

edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden

Faber and Faber (Allen & Unwin), $79.99 hb, 997 pp, 9780571140855

The Letters of T.S. Eliot: Volume 3: 1926–1927 edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden

Reviewed by
February 2013, no. 348

‘I am back again in London and smothered in work.’ Volume Three of T.S. Eliot’s letters opens to the poet working ‘hours [that] are long and late’, ‘under great pressure’ as a newly appointed professional editor and publisher. Eliot resigned from Lloyds Bank in late 1925 to join the board of Faber and Gwyer. The publishing house bought part of the Criterion, the literary periodical that Eliot produced alongside his banking job, and reissued it in January 1926 as the New Criterion, with Eliot as full-time, salaried editor.

James McNamara on 'The Letters of T.S. Eliot' edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden

The Letters of T.S. Eliot: Volume 3: 1926–1927

edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden

Faber and Faber (Allen & Unwin), $79.99 hb, 997 pp, 9780571140855

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