Letters, Mar. 27, 1950

Exciting Event

Sir:

The March 6 issue of TIME, with its T. S. Eliot cover story, is the most exciting event in my life in many months . . .

The reviews of The Cocktail Party have amused me a little, as it seems that many New York intellectuals are still languishing in the negativism of the '20s and lagging well behind the simpler but wiser ordinary folk who crowd the theater to see and understand it ...

The leaven of Mr. Eliot ... is having a decidedly lightening effect on the sometimes doughy respectability of...