Exploring The Waste Land
A biography page linked from The Waste Land, Part V, line 342

The summer of 1921
Line 342

Peter Ackroyd has supplied us with a weather report for the summer of 1921:

It had been a summer of drought--no rain fell for six months, and in his 'London Letter' for the Dial in August [Eliot] recorded the incidence of a new type of influenza which left sensations of extreme dryness and a bitter taste in the mouth.

Ackroyd, p. 113

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