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Every issue of the Criterion had a sort of editorial section,
unsigned, by Eliot. lots of fascinating goodies.You might try there.

Cheers,
Peter
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From: "David Latham" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: source for eliot essay


>     I have been searching for the original Eliot essay for the
> following citation.  In his "Frontiers of Criticism" essay (On Poetry
> and Poets, 1957), Eliot says that "Many years ago I pointed out that
> every generation must provide its own literary criticism; for as I
> said, 'each generation brings to the contemplation of art its own
> categories of appreciation, makes its own demands upon art, and has
> its own uses for art.'"  Can someone tell me the essay in which Eliot
> first made the "each generation brings to the contemplation of
> art..." statement?  I've searched through the on-line version of the
> Sacred Wood and have enjoyed flipping through pages of other essays
> from "many years" before 1957, but I cannot find the original
> statement.  Thank you for considering my request.
> Sincerely,
> David
>
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