Selected Essays by T.S. Eliot

In this highly impressive volume, first published in 1932, T.S. Eliot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._S._Eliot and http://www.eliotsociety.org.uk/) gathered his choice of the miscellaneous reviews and literary essays he had written since 1917 when he became assistant editor of The Egoist.
In his preface to the third edition in 1951 he wrote: ‘For myself this book is a kind of historical record of my interests and opinions’. The text includes some of his most important criticism, especially parts of ‘The Sacred Wood’, ‘Homage to John Dryden’, the essays on Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatists, ‘For Lancelot Andrewes’ and ‘Essays Ancient and Modern’. So much literary criticism and theory¬†is markedly downstream of T.S. Eliot that he has to be read whether one agrees with him or not.

544 pages in Faber & Faber paperback edition

ISBN 978-0571197460

T. S. Eliot

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