Eliot also did an important critical review of
Joyce's ULLYSSES in a 1923 issue of his
"London Letter" to the DIAL.

I vaguely remember someone quotig him somewhere
as not being a big fan of the novel, with the
exception of THE GREAT GATSBY.


Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
Camosun College
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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-----Original Message-----
From: Rickard A. Parker [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 6:04 PM
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Subject: Re: Eliot on the Novelists ?

Obla Vishvesh wrote:
> I haven't read much of Eliot's criticism on novels,
> except for a few short comments that I have come
> across (on Lawrence, Joyce and Conrad).  Has he made
> any significant comment on the novelists?  If so, is
> it as perceptive as his comments on poets and poetry?
> I would appreciate any related reply.

Eliot submitted criticism anonymously to the Times Literary Supplement.
Just recently the TLS has come up with a list of who wrote what.

Eliot also wrote the introduction to "Nightwood" by Djuna Barnes
and I've seen quotes from it from time to time.

"To say that Nightwood will appeal primarily to readers of poetry does
not mean that it is not a novel, but that it is so good a novel that
only sensibilities trained on poetry can wholly appreciate it."
T.S. Eliot. "Introduction to Nightwood".

Book info:
Short review:
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - A Research and Reference Guide
mentions Fleischer, Georgette. "Djuna Barnes and T. S. Eliot: The Politics
Poetics of Nightwood." Studies in the Novel 30.3 (Fall 1998): 405-37.

    Rick Parker