Eliot Comes Home
Thanks so much for that eloquent and thoughtful essay by Kevin D. Williamson on T. S. Eliot and his attachment to his hometown of St. Louis (“Looking for Tom,” September 22). Everything about Williamson’s essay is well done, and there is a detail worth adding that has a direct National Review connection.
In the 1990s, I wrote an essay for NR (“Poetic Injustice,” May 29, 1995) lamenting that while great natives of St. Louis were memorialized all over the city, the greatest poet and literary critic of the 20th century had been mostly forgotten in his hometown.
As a result