Fan of T.S. Eliot? Want to buy a possibly-haunted house? The writer’s former summer home in Gloucester, MA is on the market, according to WGBH in Boston — and it’s a place that figures strongly in his writing.
Eliot’s Gloucester years would prove a wellspring throughout his literary career. There’s “The Dry Salvages,” a poem that helped earn him the Nobel Prize in 1948, which is named for a rock formation off the Gloucester coast.
Eliot’s letters to his family, especially to his mother, are also peppered with memories of Gloucester, yearnings for the landscape, and inquiries about their house there.