7-11 October (1975)/ Kansas City
"Rilke seminar at Kansas City. I gave a poetry reading, also a discussion
about literature and politics, also took a class on Eliot and Pound.
Gave lecture comparing Rilke and TSE- *Duineser Elegien* and *Four
Quartets.* Attended various lectures on Rilke. A young German who is
at the University of Chicago told me how utterly out of touch with
the rest of the world he feels America to be. It is true that there is a
pall of bored disillusionment here."
Stephen Spender *Journals 1939-1983*, 1985, p. 310.