Books: Old Possum at 70

Though T.S. Eliot, cruel April's bard, Once found romance's wasteland bleak and hard,

An autumn curtain rises—and they play The melting strains of "Love Will Find A Way."

Thus Punch reviewed Eliot's latest play. The Elder Statesman (TIME, Sept. 8). Cruel April's bard and the elder statesman of Anglo-American letters is 70 this week, and to the surprise of practically everybody, including himself, Thomas Stearns Eliot seems in love with love and life. The poet who was old at 23, when he wrote Prufrock, is getting young in his old age. Last year...

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