To Criticize the Critic and Other Writings
These influential essay and lectures by T. S. Eliot span nearly a half century--from 1917, when he published The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, to 1961, four years before his death. With the luminosity and clarity of a first-rate intellect, Eliot considers the uses of literary criticism, the writers who had the greatest influence on his own work, and the importance of being truly educated. Every thoughtful person who yearns to do more than simply get through the day will be reinforced by The Aims of Education.
Other pieces include To Criticize the Critic, From Poe to Valäry, American Literature and the American Language, What Dante Means to Me, The Literature of Politics, The Classics and the Man of Letters, Ezra Pound: His Metric and Poetry, and Reflections on Vers Libre.
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I was familiar with the poetry of T.S. Eliot, but I had not read any of his essays when I saw this book in a local store and picked it up. His points are well constructed and logical, and while some ... Read full review
To CRITICIZE THE CRITIC 1961 page
AMERICAN LITERATURE AND THE AMERICAN
THE AIMS OF EDUCATION 1950
WHAT DANTE MEANS TO ME 1950
THE LITERATURE OF POLITICS 1955
THE CLASSICS AND THE MAN OF LETTERS 1942
His METRIC AND POETRY 1917
REFLECTIONS ON VERS LIBRE 1917