Condition: Very good copy, clean and bright. Shelf wear might be expected on covers and edges. Age-toned pages.
‘The best criticism renews our interest in an author, and that is what Mr Eliot has done in his remarkable essay which prefaces his own selection from Kipling’s verse . . . a mature essay full of insight . . . Mr Eliot’s essay is an admirable example of the finest type of criticism. He succeeds in making us look at his subject’s work with freshly opened eyes and he is at once sober, illuminating and sound.’ Spectator
About the Author:
Thomas Stearns Eliot was a poet, dramatist and literary critic. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 “for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry.” He wrote the poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday, and Four Quartets; the plays Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party; and the essay Tradition and the Individual Talent. Eliot was born an American, moved to the United Kingdom in 1914 (at the age of 25), and became a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39.
Published: Faber & Faber Limited, 1963