I love Christopher Ricks’ observation:

“The risk that a large-scale edition like ours cannot but run is its giving the false impression that a reader, in order to find enjoyment and wisdom within these poems, must need to know monstrously much. Answer: there is very little that you need to know.”


On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 7:21 AM Rickard A. Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The Hindu

Old timber to new fires: Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue talk to Jaya Bhattacharji Rose about the new annotated edition of T.S. Eliot’s poetry

Jaya Bhattacharji Rose

Updated: December 22, 2017 13:26 IST