True Friendship looks heavily at 3 amazing poets of the earlier half-century—Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell—through the lens in their relation to their predecessors in genius, T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. The severe cognizance then unearths itself reciprocated, with Eliot and Pound being of their flip reflected anew in the course of the lenses in their successors. Hill, Hecht, and Lowell are one of the so much generously alert and discriminating readers, as is borne out not just through their severe prose yet (best of all) via their acts of latest production, these poems of theirs which are due to Eliot and Pound.
“Opposition is right Friendship.” So William Blake believed, or at any price was hoping. Hill, Hecht, and Lowell display many sorts of friendship with Eliot and Pound: opposed, creative, own. of their inventive assent and dissent, the imaginitive literary allusions—like different, wider kinds of influence—are proven to represent the main magnanimous of welcomes and of tributes.
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Hill’s overview of Eliot’s Clark Lectures (1926; released because the different types of Metaphysical Poetry, ed. Ronald Schuchard, 1993) was once released in schedule (Summer 1996) and hence shaped a part of variety and religion (2003; p. 156, the place it reads, “which assuaged”); it's also reprinted in Hill, gathered severe Writings, p. 377. sixty one. variety and religion, pp. 156-57, and picked up severe Writings, pp. 377-78. sixty two. “Word worth in Bradley and Eliot,” pp. 540-41. sixty three. Eric Griffiths drew my recognition to this felicity of provide and take. sixty four. “Eros in Bradley and Eliot,” pp. 558, 555. sixty five. Little evaluate five (1918): forty six, initially released within the Egoist (January 1918). sixty six. After unusual Gods, p. 60. sixty seven. “Philip Massinger” (1920), in Eliot, chosen Essays, p. 208. sixty eight. “Eros in Bradley and Eliot,” p. 562. sixty nine. New Statesman and state (9 December 1939); the days, 17 may possibly 1945; The Listener, 19 December 1946; the normal variation of Charles Williams (1947), my ellipsis. 70. “Eros in Bradley and Eliot,” p. 562. seventy one. Ibid. , pp. 554, 552. seventy two. Gardner, Composition of “Four Quartets,” p. 191. seventy three. right here I draw on my T. S. Eliot and Prejudice, p. 213. seventy four. “A Postscript on sleek Poetics,” in Hill, accumulated serious Writings, p. 573. seventy five. occasions Literary complement, five April 1928 and 22 July 1929, mentioned in T. S. Eliot, innovations of the March Hare, ed. Christopher Ricks (1996), p. xxviii. seventy six. “What satan Has bought into John Ransom? ” in Hill, accrued severe Writings, pp. 132, 141, a hundred forty five. seventy seven. The name poem of the quantity A Treatise of Civil strength (2005) used to be dropped from the 2007 version, and a few sections of it have been then re-formed as new brief poems. seventy eight. “Translating Value,” in Hill, variety and religion, pp. 158-59, reprinted in Hill, accumulated serious Writings, p. 379, omitting “which Eliot had acutely clinically determined in 1920. ” seventy nine. “Dividing Legacies,” in Hill, variety and religion, pp. 203-4, reprinted in Hill, amassed serious Writings, pp. 700-701. In accrued serious Writings, the impact is markedly varied; standard and religion, the ebook right involves an finish yet is straight away by means of the notes that finish with the foot-long footnote, while in gathered serious Writings, after the final web page of fashion and religion (now p. 379) there's a bounce of greater than 300 pages (to p. seven hundred) to arrive the ultimate be aware of triumph. eighty. My appreciation of Larkin abuts the 2 of Hill within the strength of Poetry. i've got one more compliment of Larkin’s poetry in Dylan’s Visions of Sin (2003), pp. 13-15, and of his prose in Reviewery (2001), pp. 201-9. eighty one. without greater than a cumulative plausibility (if that): Larkin, a field-glass; Hill, a box. Larkin, At Grass; Hill, now and then. eighty two. photograph (Fall 2000): seventy three. eighty three. “London Letter,” The Dial, seventy two (1922): 512. eighty four. picture (Fall 2000): seventy five. eighty five. Pound’s letter is perhaps of 24 January 1922 (not 24 December 1921) and was once released within the Letters of Ezra Pound, 1907-1941, ed. D. D. Paige (1950), p. 169; it was once reprinted within the Letters of T. S. Eliot, quantity 1, 1898-1922, ed. Valerie Eliot (1988), pp. 497-98. A revised version of the 1st quantity of Eliot’s letters used to be released through Faber and Faber in 2009.