Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential poets of the twentieth century, T. S. Eliot was also extremely prolific. T. S. Eliot: The Contemporary Reviews is a testament to both these aspects of Eliot's work. In it, Jewel Spears Brooker presents the most comprehensive gathering of newspaper and magazine reviews of Eliot's work ever assembled. It includes reviews from both American and British journals. Brooker expands on the major themes of the reviews and shows how the reviews themselves influenced not only Eliot, but also literary history in the twentieth century.
Introduction; Acknowledgments; Prufrock and Other Observations (1917); Poems (1919); Ara Vos Prec (1920); Poems 1920 (1920); The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism; The Waste Land (1922); Homage To John Dryden (1924); Poems 1909-1925 (1925); For Lancelot Andrewes: Essays on Style and Order (1928, 1929); Dante (1929); Marina (1930); Animula (1930); Ash-Wednesday (1930); Selected Essays 1917-1932 (1932); Sweeny Agonistes (1932); The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism (1933); After Strange Gods: A Primer of Modern Heresy (1934); The Rock (1934); Murder in the Cathedral (1935); Collected Poems 1909-1935 (1936); The Family Reunion (1939); The Idea of a Christian Society (1939); East Coker (1940); Burnt Norton (1941); The Dry Salvages (1941); Little Gidding (1942); Four Quartets (1943); Notes Towards the Definition of Culture (1948,1949); The Cocktail Party (1949, 1950); The Confidential Clerk (1954); The Elder Statesman (1959).