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Selected Prose of T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot

The Selected Prose of T. S. Eliot, edited by Professor Frank Kermode, gathers work from Eliot’s unrivalled career as a literary and social critic, from his most famous essays to lesser known works from before 1918.

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‘Literary criticism is a distinctive activity of the civilised mind.’ With Eliot’s dictum in mind, Professor Kermode has selected from the whole range of his critical writings, some of them dating back to before 1918. There are essays of generalisation, appreciations of individual writers, and a section of his social and religious criticism. All the famous and most influential essays are drawn upon, with extracts from many others, and there is an important Introduction by Professor Kermode, with valuable notes.

T. S.Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot, poet, critic, publisher, was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He settled in England in 1915, where for a few years he worked in the foreign section of Lloyds Bank. His first book of poems, Prufrock and Other Observations, was published in 1917. In 1922, he became editor of the literary journal, The Criterion, publishing The Waste Land in its first…

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