Sunday, January 07, 2007

Know Your Enemy

"Explaining rather than simply asserting Eliot's power as a poet and his theory of impersonality is the task of the critic, but it is a task which Raine continually shirks."

You can always rely on trusty old Tom Paulin for some sharp comments. This comes from his review of Craig Raine's new biography of T. S. Eliot, with which he is rather less than enamoured.

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