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Selected Essays

T. S. Eliot

These Selected Essays of T. S. Eliot gather the essential criticism by the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Waste Land from books including The Sacred Wood, Homage to John Dryden, For Lancelot Andrewes and Essays Ancient and Modern.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571197460
Date Published
07.06.1999
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Summary

In this magisterial volume, first published in 1932, Eliot 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.

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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