T. S. Eliot | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by John Crowe Ransom

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of T. S. Eliot.
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Critical Essay by John Crowe Ransom

[Eliot] uses his historical studies for the sake of literary understanding, and therefore might be called a historical critic. If the title conferred upon him seems quaint, I mean the formality to stand for the fact that he is learned in the precise learning of the scholars, a Pharisee of the Pharisees. I have not heard of any serious impeachment of his learning coming out of the universities. If the academic scholars do not recognize him as one of themselves, it is because he turns his scholarship to pointed critical uses, whatever they may do with theirs. Perhaps it is also because he writes prose of great suppleness and charm, for his criticism of literature has some of the value of literature.

It must look strange, except that we are far too used to the dullness of the...

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