POW! Vivien Eliot's involvement in The Waste Land
11 Mar 2018
As part of Journeys with The Waste Land, join Ann Pasternak Slater for a talk about Eliot's relationship with his first wife Vivien, and its impact on The Waste Land. In 1921 Vivien sent Eliot to Margate to recuperate from a nervous breakdown.
There, practicing scales on the mandolin, sheltering on the sea- front, Eliot began work on his seminal poem. Pasternak Slater is editing Vivien's literary archive, and will set Eliot's poem in the context of the couple's mental health in this memorable year.