Read his THE IDEA OF A CHRISTIAN SOCIETY, and NOTES TOWARDS THE DEFINITION OF CULTURE. Also, in ON POETRY AND POETICS (I believe), you might want to look at "The Social Function of Poetry." The plots of his plays demonstrate something of a Christian polity, with a strong Greek undelay. Ceers, Peter Quoting cr mittal <[log in to unmask]>: > Hi! > > Sometime back I wrote that despite Eliot's labelling of himself a royalist > in politics, one could discover in his work "the rebellious, destabilizing, > liberating aspects of art". What I had in mind was not so much his radical > innovations in poetic technique as his belying his avowed "royalist" stance > in displaying a humanitarian and compassionate sensitivity towards the plight > of the underdog in 'Preludes', 'Rhapsody on a Windy Night', 'Morning at the > Window', 'Le Director', and 'The Waste Land'. This aspect is quite pronounced > in 'Murder in the Cathedral': > > CHORUS: We have not been happy, my Lord, we have not been > too happy. > We are not ignorant women, we know what we must > expect and not expect. > We know of oppression and torture, > We know of extortion and violence, > Destitution, disease, > The old without fire in winter, > The child without milk in summer, > Our labour taken away from us, > Our sins made heavier upon us. > > I read somewhere a critic calling TSE a Christian socialist. > It intrigues me not a little. Could someone enlighten me? > > ~ CR > > > > > > > > > --------------------------------- > Yahoo! Photos > Got holiday prints? See all the ways to get quality prints in your hands > ASAP.