The Letters of T.S. Eliot : An Exquisite Instrumentto Understand the Poet’s Self
- Gitartha Goswami
Jorhat College, Jorhat, Assam
The aim of this paper is to explore a relatively uncharted aspect of T.S. Eliot's life and career i.e. his letters. In an obvious way, letters are always instrumental in exploring the deepest part of man’s life since they are the most intense and personal chunk of communication. Eliot, during his life time, had innumerable correspondence which can be categorically studied as official, non-official, secret and so on. Apart from exposing his most profound pain and suffering airing out of his marital life with Vivienne, they also reflect upon his plan and idea of composing some legendary poems. Most poignantly his correspondence with Emily Hale, whom he met in 1912, reunited in 1927 and corresponded for decade sseems to be most important in this regard. She appeared to be the poet's oldest friend and his 'secret love, confidant,and muse'. Here it has been attempted to read/reread Eliot with the help of his letters which would hopefully open a new horizon as far as thelife of this great literary figure is concerned.
Key words: T.S. Eliot,letter, communication, correspondence.
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