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Volume 1 of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, Apprentice Years, 1905-1918 includes all surviving prose from Eliot’s years as a student and from his first three years as a literary journalist. Spanning the most formative period in his life, the collection begins with a story composed when he was a sixteen-year-old student at the Smith Academy in St. Louis and ends with a review published when he was thirty and an established man of letters in London. The volume contains twenty-six previously unpublished essays in philosophy and nearly one hundred pieces published in periodicals but never collected. Scrupulously edited and annotated by Jewel Spears Brooker and Ronald Schuchard, this volume is the first scholarly edition of Eliot’s early prose.

Apprentice Years, 1905-1918 is divided into three parts. The first features stories and reviews written between 1905 and 1910 while Eliot was a day student at Smith Academy and an undergraduate at Harvard. The second consists of essays in philosophy and ethics written between 1912 and 1915 when he was a graduate student at Harvard and Oxford. The culmination of this work was his doctoral dissertation on F. H. Bradley, here published for the first time in a critical edition. Articles and reviews written between 1915 and 1918 constitute the third group, beginning with pieces related to Eliot’s credentials in philosophy and the social sciences and concluding with essays and reviews in little magazines and journals Eliot published while establishing himself in literary circles. Apprentice Years contains a detailed historical introduction that traces Eliot’s intellectual development from broad interests in language and literature to intensive study of F. H. Bradley and Aristotle to an informed synthesis of literature and philosophy in literary criticism.

Jewel Spears Brooker, Professor Emerita of Literature at Eckerd College, is the author or editor of eight books, including Approaches to Teaching Eliot's Poetry and Plays (1988), Reading 'The Waste Land': Modernism and the Limits of Interpretation (1990, coauthored with Joseph Bentley), The Placing of T. S. Eliot (1991), Mastery and Escape: T. S. Eliot and the Dialectic of Modernism (1994), Conversations with Denise Levertov (1998), T. S. Eliot and Our Turning World (2000), and T. S. Eliot: The Contemporary Reviews (2004). She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Knight Foundation, and Pew Charitable Trust. She has served as president of the T. S. Eliot Society and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association and as a member of the National Humanities Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Ronald Schuchard, the Goodrich C. White Professor of English, Emeritus, at Emory University, is the author of award-winning Eliot’s Dark Angel (1999) and The Last Minstrels: Yeats and the Revival of the Bardic Arts (2008). The editor of Eliot’s Clark and Turnbull lectures, The Varieties of Metaphysical Poetry (1993), he is co-editor with John Kelly of The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats, Volume 3 (1994), Volume 4 (2005), winner of the MLA’s Cohen Award for a Distinguished Edition of Letters, and Volume 5 (forthcoming). A former Guggenheim fellow and founder-director of the T. S. Eliot International Summer School (2009-2013), he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-xii
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  1. General Editorial Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xxvi
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  1. Apprentice Years, 1905-1918 Introduction
  2. pp. xxvii-lxii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. lxiii-lxvi
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. lxvii-lxx
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. lxxi-lxxii
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  1. Part I: Juvenilia and Undergraduate Writing
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. The Birds of Prey
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  1. A Tale of a Whale
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  1. The Man Who Was King
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  1. The Defects of Kipling
  2. pp. 8-14
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  1. Some of Mr. Kipling’s Defects
  2. pp. 15-17
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  1. A review of The Wine of the Puritans: A Study of Present-Day America, by Van Wyck Brooks
  2. pp. 18-19
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  1. The Point of View
  2. pp. 20-20
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  1. Gentlemen and Seamen
  2. pp. 21-23
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  1. A review of Egoists, A Book of Supermen, by James Huneker
  2. pp. 24-26
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  1. Part II: Graduate Essays and Ph.D. Thesis
  2. pp. 27-28
  1. Report on the Kantian Categories
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  1. Report on the Relation of Kant’s Criticism to Agnosticism
  2. pp. 40-48
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  1. Report on the Ethics of Kant’s Critique of Practical Reason
  2. pp. 49-56
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  1. [Degrees of Reality]
  2. pp. 57-66
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  1. [Inconsistencies in Bergson’s Idealism]
  2. pp. 67-89
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  1. [The Relationship between Politics and Metaphysics]
  2. pp. 90-105
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  1. The Interpretation of Primitive Ritual
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  1. Communication and Inspection
  2. pp. 120-121
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  1. Description and Explanation
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  1. Cause as ideal construction
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  1. Suggestions toward a Theory of Objects
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  1. [The Ethics of Satisfaction in Tucker’s The Light of Nature Pursued]
  2. pp. 136-146
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  1. [Self-realisation and Pleasure in the Ethics of Green and Sidgwick]
  2. pp. 147-164
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  1. [Objects: Content, Objectivity, and Existence]
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  1. [Objects: Real, Unreal, Ideal, and Imaginary]
  2. pp. 169-173
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  1. [Finite Centres and Points of View]
  2. pp. 174-177
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  1. [The Privacy of Points of View]
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  1. [Definition and Judgment in Bradley and his Critics]
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  1. The validity of artificial distinctions
  2. pp. 187-192
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  1. [Εiδος in the Early Socratic and Late Platonic Dialogues]
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  1. The Relativity of the Moral Judgment
  2. pp. 197-215
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  1. [Thought and Reality in Aristotle’s Metaphysics]
  2. pp. 216-219
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  1. [Matter and Form in Aristotle’s Metaphysics]
  2. pp. 220-226
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  1. [Causality in Aristotle’s Metaphysics]
  2. pp. 227-230
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  1. [Change in Aristotle’s De generatione et corruptione]
  2. pp. 231-237
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  1. Knowledge and Experience in the Philosophy of F. H. Bradley
  2. pp. 238-386
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  1. Part III: Early Journalism: Reviews and Essays
  2. pp. 387-388
  1. What India Is Thinking About To-day. An unsigned omnibus review of ten books on India
  2. pp. 389-393
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  1. A review of Theism and Humanism, by Rt. Hon. A. J. Balfour
  2. pp. 394-400
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  1. A review of The Philosophy of Nietzsche, by A. Wolf
  2. pp. 401-403
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  1. Thomas Hardy. A review of Thomas Hardy: A Study of the Wessex Novels, by H. C. Duffin
  2. pp. 404-405
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  1. An American Critic. An unsigned review of Aristocracy and Justice, by Paul Elmer More
  2. pp. 406-408
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  1. An unsigned review of The French Renascence, by Charles Sarolea
  2. pp. 409-409
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  1. Mr. Doughty’s Epic. An unsigned review of The Titans, by Charles M. Doughty
  2. pp. 410-411
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  1. Mr. Leacock Serious. A review of Essays and Literary Studies, by Stephen Leacock
  2. pp. 412-414
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  1. An unsigned review of Social Adaptation: A Study in the Development of the Doctrine of Adaptation as a Theory of Social Progress, by L. M. Bristol
  2. pp. 415-416
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  1. An unsigned first review of Group Theories of Religion and the Individual, by Clement C. J. Webb
  2. pp. 417-419
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  1. Durkheim. An unsigned first review of The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life: A Study in Religious Sociology, by Émile Durkheim
  2. pp. 420-424
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  1. Bergson. A review of A Study in the Philosophy of Bergson, by G. W. Cunningham
  2. pp. 425-427
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  1. A review of Conscience and Christ: Six Lectures on Christian Ethics, by Hastings Rashdall
  2. pp. 428-429
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  1. Second review of Group Theories of Religion and the Individual, by Clement C. J. Webb
  2. pp. 430-433
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  1. First review of Religion and Science: A Philosophical Essay, by John Theodore Merz
  2. pp. 434-435
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  1. A review of The Ultimate Belief, by A. Clutton-Brock
  2. pp. 436-437
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  1. A review of Philosophy & War, by Émile Boutroux Trans. Fred Rothwell
  2. pp. 438-439
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  1. The Development of Leibniz’s Monadism
  2. pp. 440-461
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  1. Leibniz’s Monads and Bradley’s Finite Centres
  2. pp. 462-470
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  1. Syllabus of a Course of Six Lectures on Modern French Literature
  2. pp. 471-477
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  1. Syllabus for a Tutorial Class in Modern English Literature
  2. pp. 478-482
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  1. Charles Péguy. An unsigned review of Avec Charles Péguy, de la Lorraine à la Marne, par Victor Boudon
  2. pp. 483-487
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  1. Mr. Lee Masters. A review of Songs and Satires, by Edgar Lee Masters
  2. pp. 488-489
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  1. Giordano Bruno. An unsigned review of Giordano Bruno: His Life, Thought, and Martyrdom, by William Boulting
  2. pp. 490-492
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  1. Classics in English. A review of The Poets’ Translation Series I-VI
  2. pp. 493-496
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  1. Autour d’une traduction d’Euripide. An unpublished review of a translation by H. D. of Euripides’ Choruses from Iphigeneia in Aulis
  2. pp. 497-503
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  1. An unsigned review of With Americans of Past and Present Days, by J. J. Jusserand
  2. pp. 504-505
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  1. An unsigned review of The Reef of Stars: A Romance of the Tropics, by H. de Vere Stacpoole
  2. pp. 506-506
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  1. First review of Elements of Folk Psychology: Outlines of a Psychological History of the Development of Mankind, by Wilhelm Wundt. Trans. Edward Leroy Schaub
  2. pp. 507-509
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  1. Autobiographical Note. Harvard College Class of 1910, Third Report
  2. pp. 510-510
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  1. Reflections on Vers Libre
  2. pp. 511-518
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  1. Diderot. An unsigned review of Diderot’s Early Philosophical Works. Trans. and ed. Margaret Jourdain
  2. pp. 519-522
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  1. An unsigned review of Union Portraits, by Gamaliel Bradford
  2. pp. 523-524
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  1. Eeldrop and Appleplex
  2. pp. 525-532
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  1. President Wilson. An unsigned review of President Wilson, His Problems and His Policy: An English View, by H. Wilson Harris
  2. pp. 533-536
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  1. The Borderline of Prose
  2. pp. 537-543
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  1. James Joyce and His Critics: Some Classified Comments
  2. pp. 544-546
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  1. To the Editor of The Nation
  2. pp. 547-548
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  1. The Letters of J. B. Yeats. A review of Passages from the Letters of John Butler Yeats. Selected by Ezra Pound
  2. pp. 549-553
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  1. A review of Mens Creatrix: An Essay, by William Temple
  2. pp. 554-555
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  1. A review of Religion and Philosophy, by R. G. Collingwood
  2. pp. 556-557
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  1. A review of Reflections on Violence, by Georges Sorel Trans. with an intro. and bibliography, by T. E. Hulme
  2. pp. 558-561
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  1. A review of The Study of Religions, by Stanley A. Cook
  2. pp. 562-563
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  1. The Noh and the Image. A review of ‘Noh’ or Accomplishment: A Study of the Classical Stage of Japan, by Ernest Fenollosa and Ezra Pound
  2. pp. 564-569
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  1. M. Bourget’s Last Novel. An unsigned review of Lazarine, by Paul Bourget
  2. pp. 570-572
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  1. Reflections on Contemporary Poetry, I. A review, in part, of Strange Meetings, by Harold Monro
  2. pp. 573-577
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  1. William James on Immortality. An unsigned review of Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrine, by William James
  2. pp. 582-584
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  1. An unsigned review of A Defence of Idealism: Some Questions and Conclusions, by May Sinclair
  2. pp. 585-586
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  1. A Course of Twenty-Five Lectures on Victorian Literature
  2. pp. 587-588
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  1. Syllabus for a Tutorial Class in Modern English Literature, Second Year’s Work
  2. pp. 589-593
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  1. A review of “The Meaning of ‘the Universe’,” by Charles E. Hooper
  2. pp. 603-604
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  1. A review of “Lotze, Bradley, and Bosanquet,” by Agnes Cuming
  2. pp. 605-606
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  1. A review of “Schopenhauer and Individuality,” by Bertram M. Laing
  2. pp. 607-607
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  1. Reflections on Contemporary Poetry [III]. A review of The New Poetry: An Anthology, ed. Harriet Monroe and Alice Corbin Henderson
  2. pp. 608-612
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  1. Pseudonymous letters for The Egoist
  2. pp. 613-614
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  1. Turgenev. A review of Turgenev, by Edward Garnett
  2. pp. 615-618
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  1. Unsigned reviews of poetry by Alan Seeger, Guy Rawlence, Joseph Campbell, and Edward Thomas
  2. pp. 619-622
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  1. A Contemporary Thomist. An unsigned review of Epistemology; or, the Theory of Knowledge, by P. Coffey
  2. pp. 623-625
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  1. Ezra Pound: His Metric and Poetry
  2. pp. 626-647
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  1. In Memory of Henry James
  2. pp. 648-652
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  1. The Two Unfinished Novels. An unsigned review of The Sense of the Past and The Ivory Tower, by Henry James
  2. pp. 653-656
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  1. Unsigned reviews of fiction by Douglas Goldring and Edith Wharton
  2. pp. 657-659
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  1. Recent British Periodical Literature in Ethics
  2. pp. 660-669
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  1. Second review of The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life, by Émile Durkheim. Trans. Joseph Ward Swain
  2. pp. 670-672
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  1. Second review of Elements of Folk Psychology: Outlines of a Psychological History of the Development of Mankind, by Wilhelm Wundt. Trans. Edward Leroy Schaub
  2. pp. 673-674
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  1. Literature and the American Courts
  2. pp. 675-678
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  1. Verse Pleasant and Unpleasant. A review of Georgian Poetry, 1916-1917, ed. Edward Marsh; and Wheels: A Second Cycle, ed. Edith Sitwell
  2. pp. 679-685
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  1. To the Editor of The Egoist
  2. pp. 686-686
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  1. A Victorian Sculptor. An unsigned review of Thomas Woolner, R.A., Sculptor and Poet: His Life in Letters, by Amy Woolner
  2. pp. 687-689
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  1. Style and Thought. An unsigned review of Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays, by Bertrand Russell
  2. pp. 690-694
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  1. Disjecta Membra. A review of Tendencies in Modern American Poetry, by Amy Lowell
  2. pp. 695-697
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  1. Professional, or . . . A review of The Stucco House, by Gilbert Cannan; and Hearts of Controversy, by Alice Meynell
  2. pp. 698-701
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  1. A review of La guerra eterna e il dramma dell’esistenza, by Antonio Aliotta
  2. pp. 702-703
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  1. A review of Brahmadarsanam, or Intuition of the Absolute: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hindu Philosophy, by Śrî Ānanda Āchārya
  2. pp. 704-705
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  1. Second review of Religion and Science: A Philosophical Essay, by John Theodore Merz
  2. pp. 706-707
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  1. A review of Outlines of Jainism, by Jagmanderlal Jaini, ed. with preliminary note by F. W. Thomas
  2. pp. 708-709
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  1. Unsigned reviews of poetry by Ford Madox Hueffer, Susan Miles, Lancelot Hogben, and Pamela Glenconner
  2. pp. 716-717
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  1. Contemporanea. A review, in part, of Tarr, by P. Wyndham Lewis; and The People’s Palace, by Sacheverell Sitwell
  2. pp. 718-722
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  1. Unsigned reviews of poetry and prose by James Joyce, Clive Bell, T. Sturge Moore, and William Butler Yeats
  2. pp. 723-725
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  1. A review of The World as Imagination (Series I), by Edward Douglas Fawcett
  2. pp. 726-727
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  1. Reviews of Contemporary Poetry by Geoffrey Faber, Eleanor Farjeon, E. F. A. Geach and D. E. A. Wallace, and Alec Waugh
  2. pp. 733-735
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  1. The Hawthorne Aspect
  2. pp. 736-744
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  1. “TARR”. A second review of Tarr, by P. Wyndham Lewis
  2. pp. 745-748
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  1. A Note on Ezra Pound
  2. pp. 749-753
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  1. Syllabus for a Tutorial Class in Modern English Literature
  2. pp. 754-759
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  1. Studies in Contemporary Criticism, I. A review of George Meredith: A Study of His Works and Personality, by J. H. E. Crees
  2. pp. 760-763
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  1. A review of The Ascent of Olympus, by Rendel Harris
  2. pp. 764-765
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  1. To the Editor of The Nation
  2. pp. 772-774
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  1. Appendix. Philosophy A: Syllabus for an Introductory Course from the Pre-Socratics to the Renaissance
  2. pp. 775-782
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 783-790
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  1. Image Plates
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  1. Errata
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421412948
Print ISBN
9781421406756
MARC Record
OCLC
882598328
Pages
896
Launched on MUSE
2014-07-03
Language
English
Open Access
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