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*To Criticize the Critic*
By Christopher Ricks
*Essays in Criticism*, Volume 69, Issue 4, pp. 467-479, October 2019
Published: 10 October, 2019

// BENT UPON ‘Reading The Waste Land with the #MeToo Generation’, Professor
Megan Quigley printed – and promptly reprinted – her criticisms of The
Poems of T. S. Eliot (ed. Ricks and McCue). With Spring 2019 came Time
Present (The Newsletter of the International T. S. Eliot Society), and on 4
March 2019, Modernism/modernity. Dr Quigley could not imagine, editorially
imagine, what the Eliot editors must have been thinking of when –
spendthrifts everywhere else – they neglected to pay due attention to ‘It’s
them pills I took, to bring it off, she said’ (The Waste Land [II] 159).
Having ‘looked up “pills”’, the criticizer ‘was shocked to see practically
nothing’ by way of... //

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