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How Unpleasant to Meet Mr. Eliot!

Victor Purcell"s the Sweeniad

by Victor William Williams Saunders Purcell

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Published by Unwin Hyman .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poetry & poets: from c 1900 -,
  • Eliot, T. S.,
  • 20th Century American Poetry,
  • English,
  • Eliot, T. S,
  • USA,
  • Parodies, imitations, etc,
  • (Thomas Stearns),,
  • 1888-1965,
  • Criticism and interpretation

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsSheila Sullivan (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9228672M
    ISBN 100048000345
    ISBN 109780048000347

      My feeling is that if T. S. Eliot could try his hand with “How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot! ” (which I almost did and would not have been the case) and William Jay Smith with “How.   How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot! With his features of clerical cut, And his brow so grim And his mouth so prim And his conversation, so nicely Restricted to What Precisely And If .

      “How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot! With his features of clerical cut, And his brow so grim And his mouth so prim And his conversation, so nicely Restricted to What Precisely And If and Perhaps and But.” By all accounts, he was also a joker, who served whoopee cushions and exploding cigars to dinner guests. He and Groucho Marx were mutual.   For the cowardly, for those who require permission to enjoy nonsense or doggerel (which are, after all, the purest forms of poetry—poetry stripped of inflated ambition and ornament), let me note that T.S. Eliot glossed Lear’s self-portrait in verse (“How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot / with his features of clerical cut”) and Auden.

      It was once said, “How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot.” (Time 1) His rather cynical view of man’s accomplishments leads one to regard him as a pessimist who prophesies nothing but doom for mankind. Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri in /5(1).   How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot! (Whether his mouth be open or shut). I read poems like “Prufrock” and “The Wasteland” in high school. They were cool enough that as a sophomore in college, I signed up for a class called, “Yeats and Eliot.”.


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Eliot as T.S. Eliot an anti-Semite. What a question. Of course he was an anti-Semite, if the term re- tains any of its meaning. He was a public sup- porter of two political movements-the Action FranGaise of Charles Maurras and the §ocial Credit party of Major Douglas-that identified Jews as the enemy of Size: KB.

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc Parodies, imitations, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Buttle, Myra, How unpleasant to meet Mr. At least Eliot did have a sense of self-deprecatory humor.

In his “Five-Finger Exercises,” he wrote: How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot. With his features of clerical cut, And his brow so grim, And his mouth so prim, And his conversation so nicely Restricted to What Precisely, And IF and Perhaps and But.

I very much doubt it. T.S. Eliot invented the Jellicle cats in his book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, possibly the silliest book ever written by a major 20th century modernist but nevertheless an entertaining collection of verse for childre.

“How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot,” wrote T. Eliot, but women did not find it unpleasant to meet him at all. In fact, they fell in love with him: secretaries and literary scholars alike, and the next couple of years will see a great deal of new information about T.

Eliot’s women. The Unpleasant Mr. Eliot Ma Peter Leithart Patheos Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality.

Patheos has the views of the prevalent Author: Peter Leithart. How pleasant to know Mr. Lear. from The Complete Nonsense Book, edited by Lady Strachey, “How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot!” by T. Eliot. How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot. With his features of clerical cut. And his brow so grim And his mouth so prim And his conversation, so nicely Restricted to What Precisely And If and Perhaps and.

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats is a book of comic verse by the American modernist poet T S Eliot. The works contained are ‘nonsense’ poems in the tradition of Edward Lear. Though this seems surprising given the seriousness of the rest of Eliot’s output, The Waste Land (), for example, contains passages of nursery rhyme and popular song.

Eliot joking about himself It was almost a relief to find this poem by T. Eliot in which he jokes about common (mis)conceptions of him as a person. How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot. (Whether his mouth is open or shut). Have you read his book called Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

It is full of this style of light-hearted. Morag - For comparison, try reading T.S Eliot's poem, 'How unpleasant to meet Mr Eliot'. Edward Lear was a sad man. He is remembered for his humerous verse, but he was a serious (and very good) artist. You can hear the sadness in this poem.

How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot. With his features of clerical cut, And his brow so grim And his mouth so prim And his conversation, so nicely Restricted to What Precisely And If and Perhaps and But.

But surely Eliot, for all his self-mockery, would be disturbed to see how truly unpleasant many readers now find him. T.S. Eliot, the Poet, is Dead in London at 76 Tuesday, January 5, How unpleasant to meet Mr.

Eliot. With his features of clerical cut. And his brow so grim This book and much of Eliot's subsequent criticism introduced certain types of writing to the intelligent reading public with accompanying evaluation that heightened interest in.

Little-known fact, this book of children's poetry by T.S. Eliot was the inspiration for the cringe-worthy Broadway musical, "Cats." Many of the poems are the lyrics, verbatim, for the show.

But if you, like so many others, are revulsed or terrified by the thought of those cavorting, feline freaks on stage, well, just try and put it out of your /5. How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot!/With his features of clerical cut/And his brow so grim/And his mouth so prim/And his conversation so nicely/Restricted to What Precisely/And If Author: Juliet Wittman.

Round the corner from Faber and Faber, the publishing house where TS Eliot worked from until his death inthere is a joke shop in Southampton Row. Eliot could be a Author: Craig Raine. How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot. (Whether his mouth be open or shut.) But for those who formed their opinion of Eliot upon the man’s own writings, before the biographers’ revelations became available, his prestige and influence were limitless.

May The musical Cats opened on this dayin in London, for record-setting eleven-year run. Eliot’s originalidea, as announced in by publishers Faber and Faber, was for a book ofboth dogs and cats, to be titled “Mr.

Eliot’s Book of Pollicle [poorlittle] Dogs and Jellicle [dear little] Cats as Recited to Him by the Man inWhite Spats.”. The bounce of this versified self-portrait — there are six more stanzas — is quite irresistible, as T.S.

Eliot recognized when he paid them homage: “How unpleasant to. once said of himself, "How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot!" by Frank D. McConnell The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature - a book as indis-pensable to a critic as a pocket calculator is to an engineer - honors only three writers by naming, in its chapter titles, an "Age" after them.

There. I was reminded by several people (and the Writer’s Almanac) that today is T.S. Eliot’s birthday. T. S. Eliot was one of my first loves as a forming poet.

Some of the other recent blog posts put me in mind of this. I remember staying at my grandfather’s (my mother’s father) house in Louisville, Kentucky.How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot! (Whether his mouth be open or shut). -- T.S. Eliot. Some people will never forgive T.S.

Eliot for Cats. But I rather liked it when I saw it, so my grievance with Eliot is the line "April is the cruelest month," which has become a cliché that lands with an annual leaden thud in the ledes of newspaper articles Author: Charles Matthews.

T. S. Eliot is not obliged to love me. The topic of anti-semitism comes up often when this great poet and literary critic is mentioned, but I think it's a sign of our chronic over-sensitivity that we consider it a moral felony of the highest order for a poet to be a snob.

T. S. Eliot has the right to hate whoever he wants. He never hurt anybody, and I never saw any evidence.