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T.S. Eliot letters to muse unveiled after 60 years

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Posted at 7:22 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 19:22:54-05

Letters that poet T.S. Eliot wrote to his muse and confidante Emily Hale were unveiled this week after more than 60 years in storage.

The letters were made available to researchers at Princeton University Library on Thursday, Jan. 2, and are expected to provide insight into the relationship Eliot had with Hale, his longtime friend. The extent of their relationship has been speculated about for decades.

The letters have been sealed since Hale donated them in 1956. Letters that Hale wrote to Eliot were burned.

One scholar calls the unveiling the "literary event of the decade."