Books: Royalist, Classicist, Anglo-Catholic

COLLECTED POEMS OF T. S. ELIOT—Harcourt, Brace ($2.50).

Thomas Stearns Eliot is a St. Louis boy who went to Harvard, and beyond. Not a particularly shining light in an undergraduate world that included such firebrands and footlights as the late John Reed and Walter Lippmann, he polished his post-graduate lamp to such purpose that he became Poet Laureate of the Lost Generation. His famed Waste Land has stood like a lighthouse against which whole flocks of sophisticated blues-writers have dashed themselves in vain emulation. When Poet Eliot expatriated himself to England, there were few...

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