'Efface the Traces!' – Modernism and Influence
Durham University, 9-11 April 2013
'[T]he poets of the nineties were entirely missed out of my personal history […] I never read any of these people until it was much too late for me to get anything out of them'.
T.S. Eliot, letter to Ezra Pound, 1924
'[I]t was towards the end of my school days or in my first year or two at Harvard University [that] I was reading the poets of the 'nineties, who were the only poets […] who at that period of history seemed to have anything to offer me as a beginner'.
T.S. Eliot, Saltire Review, iv, 1957