Tag Archives: T.S. Eliot

Memo to T.S. Eliot: In Boston, April Is the Coolest Month

We all remember The Waste Land, right? APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Except right now, as the hardchilling staff sits on our porch, we desire a … Continue reading

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The Redoubtable Joseph Epstein Likes Xavier University!

As the splendid readers of our Two-Daily Town kissin’ cousin know, the hardworking staff is a proud alum of Xavier University, whose basketball team took a Brody  in the NCAA West Regional semifinal. But all is not lost! The Musketeers … Continue reading

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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Andrew Marvell Edition)

This weekend’s installment of the Wall Street Journal’s excellent Masterpiece series examines “To His Coy Mistress” (c. 1650s) by Andrew Marvell. First, Marvell’s marvelous poem (via the Poetry Foundation): To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell Had we but world … Continue reading

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‘I had not thought death had undone so many’ (R.I.P. David Burke)

(Tip o’ the pixel to T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland) Yesterday’s Boston Sunday Globe knee-buckling obituary pages:           So many undone by death. But this is the one that stood out to us:     David Burke was … Continue reading

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Hitch-86: Losing An Indelible Voice

The inimitable Christopher Hitchens in the June edition of Vanity Fair: Unspoken Truths I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker,  And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, And in short, I was afraid. —T. … Continue reading

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