Title: T.S. Eliot
Classmark: BC MS 20c Hill/5/1/61
Creator(s): Hill, Geoffrey (1932-2016)
Size and medium: 1 file
This file contains items collected by Hill relating to T.S. Eliot, and his lecture notes and drafts for teaching on Eliot at the University of Leeds. Includes:
- a typescript copy of the title page to Prufrock and Other Observations, with poem La Figlia Che Piange on verso;
- an offprint of G. Wilson Knight's Thoughts on the Wasteland, from The Denver Quartlerly, vol. 7 no. 2 (summer 1972), with Wilson Knight's ms autograph;
- ms lecture/notes on Gerontion (8 ff) on University of Leeds headed notepaper;
- annotated typescript review of Eliot's Collected Poems 1909-1962 by Hill, with title The Poet as Arbiter (2 ff);
- ms lecture on Eliot (11 ff, including Appendix), with ms notes on versos of ff. 1 and 5;
- ms lecture/notes titled Eliot I (4 ff);
- ms lecture/notes titled Eliot II (4 ff);
- ms lecture/notes titled Eliot III (6 ff);
- a copy of Notes and Queries, vol. 194 no. 6 (19 March 1949), with Grover Smith's article T.S. Eliot's Lady of the Rocks;
- 1 f ms notes on Eliot/bibliographic references;
- a photocopied page from a bookseller's catalogue listing works by Eliot;
- ms transcription from Oliver Goldsmith's When Lovely Woman Stoops to Folly and ms notes on Tiresias;
- various press clippings on Eliot including a clipping of Hill's review of Eliot's Collected Poems, The Poet as Arbiter (Yorkshire Post, 3 October 1963); Cyril Connolly's article Revolutionary out of Missouri (Sunday Times, 10 January 1965); Philip Toynbee's article T.S. Eliot (Observer Weekend, 10 January 1965); article The Manuscript of The Waste Land (TLS, 7 November 1968); Cyril Connolly's article The Poet's Workshop (7 November 1971); Helen Gardner's article Altered in Fulfilment (New Statesman, 12 November 1971); D.W. Harding's article A Piece of Rhythmical Grumbling (The Listener, 18 November 1971); reviews of Eliot's The Wasteland (Time magazine, 6 December 1971; TLS, 10 December 1971; Spectator, 1 January 1972); letters to the Editor regarding reviews of The Waste Land (TLS 17 December 1971), from Ted Hughes (Sunday Times, 12 January 1972), G. Wilson Knight (TLS 28 January 1972); Bernard Bergonzi's review of Roger Kojecky's T.S. Eliot's Social Criticism (New Society, 27 January 1972); Craig Raine's article Met him Pikehoses: The Waste Land as a Buddhist Poem (TLS, 4 May 1973), and letter to the Editor regarding the article (TLS, 25 May 1973); commentary article on a lecture on Eliot by Christopher Ricks (TLS, 2 November 1973); review of A. Walton Litz's Eliot in His Time (TLS, 3 May 1974); D.J. Enright's review article Possum Exposed (The Listener, 15 August 1974); Stephen Spender's review article In Eliot's Cave (The New York Review, 19 September 1974); a clipping of James Fenton's article Don't Stick it on Foulness (New Statesman, 26 May 1972), with Hill's ms note cf Eliot. East Coker.
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