The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, Volume 3: Literature, Politics, Belief, 1927–1929
Johns Hopkins University Press
Ed. Frances Dickey, Jennifer Formichelli, and Ronald Schuchard
T. S. Eliot wrote nearly 1000 pieces of prose during his lifetime, from letters to the editor to critical and scholarly essays that shaped the study of literature in the twentieth century. The third volume of this projected eight-volume digital edition of Eliot’s Complete Prose covers the years 1927 to 1929, when the poet, a Missouri native, was baptized and confirmed in the Church of England and became a naturalized British citizen. The works collected in Literature, Politics, Belief exhibit his deepening interest in the history, complexity, and difficulty of belief. During this period he also developed his passion for Renaissance literature and increasingly engaged with English, European, and theological politics.