Viv Eliot on the “Browbeaten Wife”

From the recently published The Letters of T S Eliot, Volume 3: 1926-1927
By Valerie Eliot & John Haffenden (Faber & Faber)

Vivien Eliot wrote to her brother-in-law Henry after recently separating from TS Eliot:

I just want to point out to you that of all the ‘rôles’ a woman enjoys and delights in, that of the browbeaten wife is the most delicious. Every woman hankers for it and thrives on it. There is no length to which an egoist will not go to enforce on her husband the reaction of a bully.

 

 

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