Letters of T.S. Eliot

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edward_de_vere
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Letters of T.S. Eliot

Post by edward_de_vere » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:57 pm

Correspondence with James Joyce, etc

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Re: Letters of T.S. Eliot

Post by jadecar » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:31 pm

Giant Aquatic Centipedes: Burroughsian, Check.

Letters of T.S. Eliot: Burroughsian, Check? perplexed..

Did they correspond with one another? Simply seeking the connect.

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Re: Letters of T.S. Eliot

Post by edward_de_vere » Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:01 pm

jadecar wrote:Giant Aquatic Centipedes: Burroughsian, Check.

Letters of T.S. Eliot: Burroughsian, Check? perplexed..

Did they correspond with one another? Simply seeking the connect.
For me there's a personal connection. Two of the things that fascinated me most in Burroughs' books when I first encountered them were his being influenced by literary precursors like T.S. Eliot, Joyce, Celine etc on the one hand, and his eclectic interest in odd natural history tidbits like snakes and centipedes and in archeology/anthropology on the other.

I guess that as most readers do with any author, I gravitated towards aspects of the work that I found most relateable to my own interests and experiences. In WSB's case, his interest in literature, natural history, libertarian politics, and firearms provide points of personal intersection to me as a reader in a way that his interests in magic/pseudoscience, Scientology, his sexuality, and his narcotics use simply do not.

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