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Unsealed Love Letters From T. S. Eliot Reveal The Missouri Poet's Secret Muse

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A digitized envelope addressed to Emily Hale at 41 Brimmer Street in Boston, Massachusetts, and handwritten by T.S. Eliot. Photo.
Ashley Gamarello
Princeton University Library
More than 1,100 letters from T.S. Eliot to Emily Hale were first opened for research at the beginning of this year.

It was a St. Louis-born man who wrote what is considered one of the most important poems of the 20th century — T. S. Eliot. Now, a trove of letters is giving readers and researchers a new window into the life and times of the poet, essayist, playwright and critic.

Recently-unsealed letters from T. S. Eliot reveal much more about the poet than we knew before.

  • Frances Dickey, associate professor of American literature and director of Online Programs at the University of Missouri
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