Poets Clash over 'Anti-Semitic' Eliot
Wynne-Jones, Ros, The Independent (London, England)
One question has been preoccupying an unlikely range of people in recent weeks, including some of Britain's finest poets and the Princess of Wales's divorce lawyer. It is this: was our greatest modern poet a rabid anti-Semite?
At the centre of the argument is Anthony Julius, of the legal firm Mishcon de Reya, who last year published his PhD thesis on T S Eliot ("just something to keep me busy after I became a partner"). His book, T S Eliot, Anti- Semitism and Literary Form, caused barely a ripple among book reviewers at the time of publication, but in the past fortnight has become the cause of hot debate in literary circles and lecture halls, and of many feverish …
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