The Sacred Wood and Major Early Essays
Dover Publications, Incorporated, 03.12.2013 - 176 Seiten
Part of T. S. Eliot's lofty standing among 20th-century poets is directly attributable to his vast knowledge and deep appreciation of his literary predecessors. The importance of Eliot's role as an erudite critic of literary and cultural matters cannot be overstated. With the l920 publication of The Sacred Wood his reputation as a critical force was established. In his first collection of essays, Eliot defines the critic's role as one "to see literature steadily and to see it whole ... not as consecrated by time, but to see the best work of our time and the best work of twenty-five hundred years ago with the same eyes."