T S Eliot dismissed poems written by young Laurie Lee as not

Eliot, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1948, and whose masterpieces include The Waste Land and Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, was poetry editor at Faber & Faber when, in 1937, he received poems written by Lee, who was then 23 and yet to find a publisher. T S Eliot dismissed poems written by a young Laurie Lee as “not remarkable enough” decades before the budding author penned his best-selling classic Cider with Rosie, a forthcoming volume of letters reveals.  Wilma Gregory, a middle-aged woman who befriended Lee, almost obsessively, sensed his potential as both a writer and an artist, and was determined to get his talent noticed. She sent a long covering letter – telling Eliot that…–– ADVERTISEMENT –– read more