The works of T.S. Eliot are a curious blend of romance, metaphysics, philosophy and mysticism. Through his literary output, he became really influential as a critic and poet and in his combination of literary and social criticism may be called the M. Arnold of the 20th century. However, Eliot described himself as “classical in literature, royalist in politics and Anglo Catholic in religion.”
That his popularity was great and his eminence as a poet and critic widely accepted in indicated by the honours heaped on him. Among them were the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Order of Merit in 1948.
This book is an attempt to selectively review the many achievements of T.S. Eliot and place them in a framework of expression -an expression that reveals one more aspect of this multi-faceted genius. Literary critics and those interested in reading literary criticism will surely find it absorbing in the sense that it reveals T.S.Eliot to be much more than what he thought of himself and also much more than what the literary world of his times thought of him.