«The marriage was crucial to Eliot’s life and work, but not precisely in the way this theatrically grim comment suggests. Both Eliots were chronically ill, often despondent, and their hypochondria was mutually reinforcing; the letters are brimming with long rehearsals of their physical complaints, and as one might expect, most of the complaints were aimed at Eliot’s mother, whom Eliot entreated repeatedly to visit: “If I were dangerously ill, I believe you would come no matter how inconvenient.”» [mais aqui]
The Letters of T.S. Eliot, Vol. 1 [1898–1922] Vol. 2 [1923–1925], editedby Valerie Eliot and Hugh Haughton.