Eliot's lectures at the University of Virginia were published in the book
"After Strange Gods" in 1934 but the book was never reprinted. It
might be hard to find in Poland unless you've got a really great
lending library system.
The work is still under copyright protection and so shouldn't be
online but I performed a meta-search for a few quirky phrases that
wouldn't likely show up as quotes. Nothing was found.
I did come across this starting excerpt from an article in the ANQ
that might stir things up a bit:
ANQ : Knowing good and evil: T.S. Eliot and 'Lady Chatterley's Lover.'
(T.S.Eliot at 110) : Kojecky, Roger
That Eliot did not allow After Strange Gods to be reprinted(1) is well
known, and it is sometimes attributed to some change of mind. But two
letters he wrote to Helen Gardner(2) in the aftermath of the 1960
trial in London, in which the publishers of Lawrence's Lady
Chatterley' s Lover were acquitted of charges relating to obscenity,
show that Eliot was then affirming convictions essentially similar to
those set forth in the lectures at the University of Virginia in May
1933. Five years before his death he saw himself as engaged in the
same struggle , his attitude toward Lawrence remained "ambiguous , "
and the efforts of his own criticism were still against "evil." It was
not a response to the reception of After Strange Gods , but a
recognition that the lectures had been underprepared , that made Eliot
reluctant to reprint. While he was preparing the Virginia lectures for
the press , as he was required to do by the terms of his engagement ,
he wrote to Pau...
Then there is this at
A Bibliography of the Southern Agrarians in the American Review
The word fascist is said so often as a charge against other groups,
that a charge of fascism is almost entirely ignored. This is
unfortunate. There were and are fascists, then and now. The American
Review was a fascist magazine. Not in the analysis of some hidden
meaning, or inner drive, but frankly and explicitly as it defined
It was published from 1933 to 1938. It was a strong advocate of
fascist ideas. It also was the home of the Southern Agrarian
writers. A lot of excuses have been made for the Southern Agrarians
being involved with this magazine, the type of excuses that persons
who want to accept excuses would be willing to accept. Evidently our
dainty souls who were horrified that a factory might be built near
Nashville, were quite content to swim in the gutter with real
fascists. They were willing to give an American cover for foreign
Nancy Gish wrote:
> Dear Zaneta,
> That is the correct information about the publication. It was reprinted
> (with some alterations) as part I of AFTER STRANGE GODS. That should be
> in any major library. If there is any internet availability, Rick
> Parker will no doubt know.
> >>> [log in to unmask] 02/08/04 1:51 PM >>>
> Dear List,
> I am trying to obtain Eliot s article "Tradition and Orthodoxy". To
> the best
> of my knowledge, it was published in the American Review, in March,
> 1934. Has
> anybody read that article? Whom would I have to contact to get it?