Posted by Peter Lawler
He was regarded by some as the greatest poet writing in English of the 20th century. Then he fell out of fashion. Now he may be coming back. He may have been surpassed in his English mythologizing by Tolkien. Or not.
Russell Kirk certainly thought Eliot one of the finest thinkers of the twentieth century, not just one of the finest poets. I still find The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock shocking and beautiful at once - "til human voices wake us, and we drown..."
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