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... //