The Southerners on here should take comfort in the fact that, in his literary criticism, Eliot, although originally from New England, considered Southern literature superior to Northern, as did many of New Criticism contemporaries.
This would be a great place to make the headquarters of a paleo think tank, institute, etc. Paleos need a rich benefactor.
St. Louis CofCC Blogmeister on 24 Jul 2008 at 3:59 pm #
Sorry, that neighborhood is on the edge between white liberal yuppiedom and black ghetto. I wouldn’t want to do anything conservative in that area, notwithstanding the general demographic trend.
What gets me is that T.S. Eliot is probably among the very small handful of famous authors and poets with St. Louis lineage, and his grandfather founded Washington University. Yet, there wasn’t a peep about this on the local news. I had to find out about this from this blog right here, which is based in Georgia.
Ironically, the school which his grandfather founded isn’t too big on the grandson’s literature, because it contains too many right-wing allusions.