Critical Insights:
T. S. Eliot
Editor: John Paul Riquelme,
Professor of English, Boston University
Salem Press, 2009


On T. S. Eliot 
John Paul Riquelme

an excerpt

Since the late 1990s, modernist studies have burgeoned, and revised descriptions of literary modernism have emerged along with changed historical and intellectual insights that help provide provisional answers to new questions. Within the revivified attention to a literary modernism now more broadly defined than fifty years ago, Eliot is still a central figure, still a large presence, but on a larger canvas. More than half a century after Eliot’s death, we are in a better position than either Eliot’s contemporaries or those who immediately followed them in making meaningful, defensible sense of his remarkable writings.