Books: A Poet's Shoptalk

ON POETRY & POETS (308 pp.)—T. S. Eliof—Farrar, Straus & Cudahy ($4.50).

When Poet T. S. Eliot married his secretary early this year, the news brought with it a shock of recognition: the austere genius was, after all, like unto other men. This touch of human bondage also animates Eliot's best poetry, and again appears in this book, in which Eliot shows that he is like other men. too, in his predilection for shoptalk. In these pieces, which range in time from 1926 to the present and in subject matter from Virgil to Kipling, the poet-critic is talking shop about the poet's...

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