I appreciate you separating the author personally from his work. Many find that difficult to impossible. As I learned, for example, of T.S. Eliot's anti-Semitism I wondered would it have an effect on my appreciation of his work. I'm not a great fan of poetry in general. But Eliot, along with Sylvia Plath & W.B. Yeats do touch me.

If we can't separate the creator from the created, we're probably in big trouble over the long haul, because very view of the best pass muster.

LA born & raised, now I live upstate. I hate snow. I write on healthcare, politics & history. Hobbies are woodworking & singing Xmas carols with nonsense lyrics