Eliot may have been misquoting himself. With an online search using Dogpile.com and a selection of keywords instead of a quoted phrase I was able to come up with: "No generation is interested in art in quite the same way as any other; each generation, like each individual, brings to the contemplation of art its own categories of appreciation, makes its own demands upon art, and has its own uses for art." But of course there was no citation. Go to these webpages and look up the authors and maybe they will be able to help. Please send in what you find to TSE. I've been contemplating a page or pages of Eliot quotes with citations for some time. http://www.bcainc.org/news.asp.435.html http://www.frodosnotebook.com/intro.html http://www.dolmetsch.com/musictheory20.htm Good luck, Rick Parker David Latham wrote: > > 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?