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The postwar years of this volume represent one of the richest and most rewarding periods of Eliot's career. Following receipt of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948, he was in constant demand to lecture, broadcast, contribute to periodicals, and receive honorary degrees and recognition from numerous European, American, and British universities and societies. These activities produced a great variety of unpublished, uncollected, and unrecorded addresses, speeches, and tributes, together with ten major literary essays that have become part of Eliot's permanent canon, from "Milton II" to "The Three Voices of Poetry." A film version of Murder in the Cathedral and the publication and production of two new plays, The Cocktail Party and The Confidential Clerk, generated new essays on the relation of poetry, drama, and the theater, leading to the canonical "Poetry and Drama." Of central concern in the volume is the relation of religion, education, and culture, and the responsibility of the man of letters for reconstructing that relation after the devastations of war, a concern developed in Notes towards the Definition of Culture and expanded in the previously unpublished "Die Idee einer europäischen Gesellschaft" [The Idea of a European Society].

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-x
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  1. A European Society, 1947-1953: Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xlvi
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  1. Editorial Procedures and Principles
  2. pp. xlvii-lvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. lvii-lx
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. lxi-lxiv
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. lxv-lxviii
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  1. PART I: Essays, Reviews, Addresses, and Public Letters
  1. 1947
  1. “Prufrock and Raskolnikov Again: A Letter from Eliot"
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. Professor Karl Mannheim
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. “Lord Bishops”. To the Editor of The Times
  2. p. 7
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  1. Author’s Note. Leaflet for a Recording of Four Quartets
  2. p. 8
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  1. UNESCO and the Philosopher. To the Editor of The Times
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. On Poetry: An Address by T. S. Eliot on the Occasion of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Concord Academy, Concord, Massachusetts, June 3, 1947
  2. pp. 11-18
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  1. UNESCO and its Aims. The Definition of Culture. To the Editor of The Times
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. Milton II
  2. pp. 21-43
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  1. UNESCO Policy [I]. To the Editor of the Continental Daily Mail (Paris)
  2. pp. 44-46
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  1. A Personal Anthology. Poetry broadcast with John Laurie
  2. pp. 47-64
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  1. Mr. Eliot on Milton. To the Editor of The Sunday Times
  2. pp. 65-66
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  1. To the Editor of Horizon
  2. p. 67
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  1. To the Editor of Scrutiny
  2. pp. 68-69
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  1. La poesia nel teatro
  2. pp. 70-98
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  1. UNESCO Policy [II]. To the Editor of the Continental Daily Mail (Paris)
  2. pp. 99-101
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  1. Ein Telegramm von T. S. Eliot
  2. p. 102
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  1. 1948
  1. Letter to Edith Perkins. Presentation of lantern slides to the Royal Horticultural Society
  2. pp. 103-105
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  1. Views and Reviews: “Our Culture.” A review of Our Culture: Its Christian Roots and Present Crisis, ed. V. A. Demant
  2. pp. 106-110
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  1. A Sermon Preached in Magdalene College Chapel
  2. pp. 111-116
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  1. Preface for a broadcast of Murder in the Cathedral in Hindustani
  2. pp. 117-118
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  1. Presidential address to Books Across the Sea
  2. pp. 119-123
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  1. Speech at Aix-en-Provence on receiving an honorary degree
  2. pp. 124-129
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  1. Edgar Poe et la France
  2. pp. 130-164
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  1. Hommage à Charles Maurras
  2. pp. 165-170
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  1. Naturalized Subjects. To the Editor of The Times
  2. p. 171
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  1. Notes for speech replying to the toast of “The Guests"
  2. pp. 172-175
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  1. Statement on the publication of The Cantos of Ezra Pound (1948)
  2. pp. 176-177
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  1. A review of The Free Society, by John Middleton Murry
  2. pp. 178-182
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  1. A Personal Letter from T. S. Eliot. To the Editor of Stage Door: The Magazine of the Newton Abbot Repertory Company
  2. pp. 183-184
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  1. Introduction to All Hallows’ Eve, by Charles Williams
  2. pp. 185-193
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  1. Notes towards the Definition of Culture
  2. pp. 194-287
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  1. Tribute to Hugh MacDiarmid
  2. pp. 288-289
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  1. From Poe to Valéry
  2. pp. 290-308
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  1. Introduction to En engelsk bog: Tilegnet Kai Friis Møller, eds. Kjeld Abell, H. C. Branner and Christian Elling
  2. p. 309
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  1. Account in German of “Ariel Poems"
  2. pp. 310-311
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  1. Tribute to Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
  2. p. 312
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  1. 1949
  1. Speech at dinner of the Alliance française
  2. pp. 313-317
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  1. Strindbergs inflytande på T. S. Eliot betydande
  2. pp. 318-321
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  1. Speech for the centenary celebration of August Strindberg
  2. pp. 322-323
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  1. Leadership and Letters. War Memorial Address at Milton Academy
  2. pp. 324-339
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  1. Lambeth and Education: The Report Criticized
  2. pp. 340-352
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  1. Broadcast-appeal for the Testaccio Cemetery in Rome
  2. pp. 353-355
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  1. The Aims of Poetic Drama: The Presidential Address to the Poets’ Theatre Guild
  2. pp. 356-360
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  1. Mr Ezra Pound. To the Editor of New Alliance & Scots Review
  2. pp. 361-362
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  1. New Translation of the Bible. To the Editor of Theology
  2. pp. 363-366
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  1. A Message from T. S. Eliot, O.M. To the Editor of NINE
  2. pp. 367-368
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  1. Prefatory Note to James Joyce. Sa vie, son oeuvre, son rayonnement
  2. pp. 369-371
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  1. Remarks in German to German audiences
  2. pp. 372-375
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  1. The Aims of Poetic Drama
  2. pp. 376-388
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  1. Die Idee einer europäischen Gesellschaft
  2. pp. 389-414
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  1. Shakespeares Verskunst
  2. pp. 415-445
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  1. Speech for Les Grandes Conférences catholiques
  2. pp. 446-450
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  1. Introduction to A Portrait of Michael Roberts, eds. T. W. Eason and R. Hamilton
  2. pp. 451-455
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  1. Address to the Publishers’ Association
  2. pp. 456-460
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  1. Prefatory Note to the Spanish Edition of Murder in the Cathedral
  2. pp. 461-464
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  1. 1950
  1. Foreword to Hali, by G. V. Desani
  2. p. 465
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  1. Response to the Toast at the Nobel Banquet
  2. pp. 466-468
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  1. Thanksgiving Fund. Relations with the University. To the Editor of The Times
  2. pp. 469-470
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  1. Students from Oversea. Scope of the Lord Mayor’s Fund. To the Editor of The Times
  2. pp. 471-472
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  1. A Letter from T. S. Eliot. To the Editor of Poetry
  2. pp. 473-474
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  1. Un feuillet unique. A tribute to Saint-John Perse
  2. pp. 475-478
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  1. A Letter from T. S. Eliot, O.M. To the Editor of The Catacomb
  2. pp. 479-480
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  1. Autobiographical Note. Harvard College Class of 1910: Fortieth Anniversary Report
  2. p. 481
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  1. Talk on Dante [What Dante Means to Me]
  2. pp. 482-492
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  1. Untitled Note to the New Edition of Selected Essays
  2. p. 493
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  1. National Cultural Institutes. To the Editor of The Times
  2. p. 494
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  1. Preface to English Poetry and its Contribution to the Knowledge of a Creative Principle, by Leone Vivante
  2. pp. 495-500
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  1. Introduction to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain)
  2. pp. 501-510
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  1. The Aims of Education
  2. pp. 511-569
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  1. Notes . . . from T. S. Eliot
  2. pp. 570-573
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  1. The Television Habit. To the Editor of The Times
  2. pp. 574-575
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  1. Books of the Year Chosen by Eminent Contemporaries
  2. pp. 576-577
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  1. Message to Merkur
  2. pp. 578-579
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  1. 1951
  1. Poetry and Film: Mr. T. S. Eliot’s Views
  2. pp. 580-582
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  1. Foreword to D. H. Lawrence and Human Existence, by Father William Tiverton
  2. pp. 583-585
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  1. Preface to Thoughts for Meditation: A Way to Recovery from Within, an anthology selected and arranged by N. Gangulee
  2. pp. 586-588
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  1. Poetry and Drama
  2. pp. 589-610
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  1. The Spoken Word
  2. pp. 611-616
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  1. Speech to the Fédération britannique des comités de l’Alliance française
  2. pp. 617-620
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  1. Preface to Murder in the Cathedral: A Screenplay, by T. S. Eliot
  2. pp. 621-622
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  1. Norman Nicholson’s “Notes on the Way.” To the Editor of Time and Tide
  2. p. 623
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  1. The Unity of European Culture. A message to the Nouvelles équipes internationales conference
  2. pp. 624-626
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  1. Virgil and the Christian World
  2. pp. 627-640
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  1. Speech at the opening of Le Livre anglais exhibition
  2. pp. 641-646
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  1. “Those Who Need Privacy and Those Whose Need Is Company.” An address to Cecil Houses
  2. pp. 647-650
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  1. World Tribute to Bernard Shaw. To the Editor of Time and Tide
  2. pp. 651-653
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  1. 1952
  1. Introduction to Leisure the Basis of Culture, by Josef Pieper; trans. Alexander Dru
  2. pp. 654-659
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  1. The Origin of Species. To the Editor of Time and Tide
  2. pp. 660-661
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  1. Preface to The Need for Roots: Prelude to a Declaration of Duties towards Mankind, by Simone Weil; trans. Arthur Wills
  2. pp. 662-670
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  1. Good Going. To the Editor of The Times
  2. pp. 671-672
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  1. Dossier on Murder in the Cathedral: Playwright Presents Both an Evaluation and Appreciation of the Film Version
  2. pp. 673-676
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  1. Le Dilemme poétique [Charybde et Scylla]
  2. pp. 677-710
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  1. Foreword to Contemporary French Poetry, by Joseph Chiari
  2. pp. 711-716
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  1. Preface to The Film of Murder in the Cathedral, by T. S. Eliot and George Hoellering
  2. pp. 717-721
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  1. Unpublished letter to the Editor of The New Leader
  2. pp. 722-723
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  1. Notes for speech at the University of Rennes
  2. pp. 724-728
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  1. Découverte de Paris
  2. pp. 729-730
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  1. The Value and Use of Cathedrals in England To-day
  2. pp. 731-740
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  1. Presidential address to the Alliance française [I]
  2. pp. 741-743
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  1. Address at the opening of the Walter Hines Page Memorial Library
  2. pp. 744-748
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  1. Tribute to Max Beerbohm
  2. pp. 749-750
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  1. Some Thoughts on Braille
  2. pp. 751-755
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  1. An Address to Members of the London Library
  2. pp. 756-762
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  1. United Nations Buildings. To the Editor of The Times
  2. p. 763
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  1. Canonization. To the Editor of The Church Times
  2. p. 764
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  1. Tribute to Luigi Pirandello*
  2. p. 765
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  1. The Publishing of Poetry
  2. pp. 766-772
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  1. 1953
  1. Message on Charles Maurras
  2. pp. 773-774
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  1. Charles Maurras. To the Editor of Time and Tide
  2. pp. 775-776
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  1. A Message from T. S. Eliot, O.M. To the Editor of ADAM International Review
  2. pp. 777-778
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  1. Endorsement for The Player’s Library of the British Drama League
  2. pp. 779-780
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  1. Greeting to the Asociación de Artistas Aficionados
  2. p. 781
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  1. Foreword to Shakespeare, by Henri Fluchère
  2. pp. 782-785
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  1. Presidential address to the Alliance française [II]
  2. pp. 786-789
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  1. Response to the toast at the Annual Banquet of the Alliance française
  2. pp. 790-791
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  1. American Literature and the American Language
  2. pp. 792-810
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  1. Gratulation. A tribute to Rudolf Kassner
  2. p. 811
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  1. Literature [The Unity of European Literature]
  2. pp. 812-816
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  1. The Three Voices of Poetry
  2. pp. 817-834
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  1. PART II: Signed Letters and Documents with Multiple Authorship
  1. Austrian Book Committee. To the Editor of The Cambridge Review (26 Apr 1947)
  2. H. I. Bell, Beveridge, G. N. Clark, Geoffrey Crowther, Walter De La Mare, Campbell Dodgson, T. S. Eliot, George Franckenstein, F. A. Hayek, H. F. Jolowicz, Lindsay of Birker, O. E. Niemeyer, Edna Purdie, F. Saxl, Charles K. Webster, and Douglas Woodruff
  3. pp. 837-838
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  1. Foreword to Pusey House Diamond Jubilee: Inauguration of Friends of Pusey House, by Pusey House (31 May 1947)
  2. WM, Londin, Kenneth Oxon, T. S. Eliot, Halifax, Gillie Potter, Sankey, and Dorothy L. Sayers
  3. p. 839
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  1. Control of Atomic Energy: Appeal for Anglo-U.S. Approach to Russia. The Manchester Guardian (22 Dec 1947)
  2. Lady Violet Bonham Carter, The Very Reverend W. R. Matthews (dean of St. Paul’s), Mr. T. S. Eliot, Lord Brabazon of Tara, Lord Quibell, Earl Russell (Bertrand Russell), Lord Vansittart, Mr. Raymond Blackburn, M.P., Mr. Clement Davies, M.P., The Rev. Gordon Lang, M.P., and Mr. Tom O’brien, M.P.
  3. pp. 840-842
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  1. The Fat Ration. To the Editor of The Times (31 Jan 1948)
  2. Sidney M. Berry, Beveridge, Violet Bonham Carter, Henry Carter, George Cicestr., L. John Collins, M. G. Cowan, Edward, Bishop of Nottingham, T. S. Eliot, Michael Foot, Victor Gollancz, Eva M. Hubback, Augustus John, Rose Macaulay, Gilbert Murray, Marian E. Parmoor, C. E. Raven, Russell, R. R. Stokes, and Roy Walker
  3. p. 843
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  1. Historic Milton Window. To the Editor of The Times Literary Supplement (7 Feb 1948)
  2. C. E. Raven, A. Russell Smith, T. S. Eliot, Isaac Foot, E. M. W. Tillyard, and Charles Smyth
  3. pp. 844-845
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  1. Imprisoned Generals. To the Editor of The Times (3 Mar 1949)
  2. P. C. Loftus, C. K. Allen, T. S. Eliot, Osbert Sitwell, Kenneth Pickthorn, Tweedsmuir, Collin Brooks, Douglas Jerrold, and F. A. Voigt
  3. p. 846
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  1. A Memorial to Goethe. To the Editor of The Times (3 Mar 1949)
  2. E. N. Da C. Andrade, T. S. Eliot, Esher, Julian Huxley, Desmond Maccarthy, Gilbert Murray, Harold Nicolson, Herbert Read, Russell, G. Bernard Shaw, Simon of Wythenshawe, Sybil Thorndike, and Ralph Vaughan Williams
  3. pp. 847-848
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  1. Statement of the Committee of the Fellows of the Library of Congress in American Letters (11 Aug 1949)
  2. Léonie Adams, Conrad Aiken, W. H. Auden, Louise Bogan, Katherine Garrison Chapin, T. S. Eliot, Robert Lowell, Archibald Macleish, Katherine Anne Porter, Karl Shapiro, Allen Tate, Willard Thorp, Robert Penn Warren, and William Carlos Williams
  3. pp. 849-867
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  1. The Kenneth Patchen Fund (Mar 1951)
  2. W. H. Auden, Archibald Macleish, T. S. Eliot, Thornton Wilder
  3. pp. 868-869
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  1. The South Bank. To the Editor of The Times (14 Nov 1951)
  2. T. S. Eliot, Harewood, John Hayward, Philip Hendy, Edward Marsh, Henry Moore, Osbert Sitwell, and Graham Sutherland
  3. pp. 870-871
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  1. The London Library. To the Editor of The Times (4 Mar 1952)
  2. T. S. Eliot, and Harold Nicolson
  3. pp. 872-873
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  1. Books Across the Sea: London Sends Greetings to New York. To the Editor of The Bookseller (28 Feb 1953)
  2. T. S. Eliot, Beatrice Warde, Barbara Bonner, and May Lamberton Becker
  3. pp. 874-876
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  1. Maddermarket Theatre. To the Editor of The Times (15 Oct 1953)
  2. Ivor Brown, E. Martin Browne, Lewis Casson, T. S. Eliot, Edith Evans, Christopher Fry, John Gielgud, Hugh Hunt, Barry Jackson, Paul Scofield, Sybil Thorndike, and Donald Wolfit
  3. pp. 877-878
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  1. Dylan Thomas Memorial Fund. To the Editor of The Times (25 Nov 1953)
  2. T. S. Eliot, Peggy Ashcroft, Kenneth Clark, Walter De La Mare, J. S. Fulton, Graham Greene, Augustus John, Louis Macneice, Edwin Muir, Goronwy Rees, Edith Sitwell, Osbert Sitwell, Ben Bowen Thomas, Vernon Watkins, and Emlyn Williams
  3. pp. 879-880
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 881-908
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  1. Photographs
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421418940
Related ISBN
9781421406879
MARC Record
OCLC
1088331788
Pages
992
Launched on MUSE
2019-02-27
Language
English
Open Access
No
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