Even many modernist scholars have been unaware that only a small fraction of the prose written by T. S. Eliot has previously been available in print, or (as in the present case) in edited digital form. Between 1905, when he was a student in St. Louis, and his death in 1965, Eliot wrote hundreds of essays and reviews for periodicals. Most remained uncollected, although some of them clearly vie in importance with the familiar critical essays in The Sacred Wood or On Poetry and Poets, and others document the rise and development of significant critical ideas that may be previously known only through one or two key published essays. To this must be added many more hundreds of published and unpublished prose pieces in the form of commentaries for the Criterion, lectures and addresses (some of considerable importance), introductions, prefaces, more ephemeral pieces...

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